Lee Ranaldo “Angels”

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo released solo album Between The Times And The Tides, his first album with a full backup band behind him. Here’s the second video so far, directed by Ranaldo’s wife, Leah Singer.

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Spotlight: Good Songs, Good Shred

Skateboarding and music have been pals for decades, introducing both riders and bands to rest of us and probably each other as well. Things have gotten a lot fancier since the VHS days for both industries, but skate videos will never die. Here are some recent combinations of good song and good shred.

Vintage Punk Flyers Redesigned

Swissted.com is an ongoing project by NYC graphic designer Mike Joyce. Combining love of punk rock and Swiss modernism, which have nothing to do with one another, he redesigns vintage punk, hardcore and indie show flyers into typographic posters. Each is sized to the standard Swiss kiosk dimensions of 35.5 inches wide by 50 inches high and set in Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk. All of these shows happened.

Thurston Moore “Benediction”

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has another solo album coming out, Demolished Thoughts, due May 24th. Here’s the first single from the Beck-produced album. Pretty.

Sonic Youth “Mixtape Vol. 8″

Original indie gods Sonic Youth have a present for you: a new mixtape you can stream from their website. It even looks like a cassette tape! A collection of odds and ends they’ve put together, it includes songs from soundtracks, instrumentals, as well as demos, abandoned tracks, and acoustic takes.