Fans of the band Sonic Youth have had great cause to be concerned lately. With the news of the impending divorce of principle members Thurston Moore and Kim Gorgon, the future of the band is well in question. The good news is there is such a glut of creative activity in the Sonic camp lately, that its actually never been a better time to be a fan.
Earlier in the year we had the fantastic solo release from Lee Ranaldo, and this week comes the announcement of two new projects involving Thurston; the first being a collaboration of new recordings with Kim, Thurston, and Yoko Ono due out in September, lazily named "YOKOKIMTHURSTON" (hide the cats for that one for sure). The second project is a killer sounding Thurston-led band called Chelsea Light Moving who just dropped the William S. Burroughs inspired jam called "Burroughs".
While the future of Sonic Youth is still unclear, I'm loving the creative outgrowth this period has given us. I trust more will only follow!
Lee Ranaldo (from "Between the Times and the Tides")
Chelsea Light Moving-"Burroughs"