Considering how long Sonic Youth have been together, Thurston shows no signs of tour wear and tear. In fact, he looks strangely similar to any other twenty-something hipster wandering down the street outside the window next to us. With twenty-five years of no-wave noise under their belts you would expect to hear of some kind of celebration upon their return to New York. “No, we really haven’t thought about that,” he says with a flip of his shaggy head. “In a way, it might be kind of strange if we bought gifts for each other or something like that. We buy gifts for each other on holidays and stuff, but we’re definitely not a lovey-dovey band.” Regardless of their love for each other, the band has certainly done enough right in the “togetherness” department to put out sixteen full albums since 1982’s soundscaped noise drive, ‘Sonic Youth EP’.
Thurston Moore , Lee Ranaldo , Kim Gordon , Steve Shelley