Sonic Youth to Release Compilation on Starbucks Label
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:26:27
According to Pitchforkmedia.com, seminal no-wave indie rockers Sonic Youth will be joining the ranks of Paul McCartney in releasing an album on the Starbucks label. The album in question is a celebrity compilation CD: a mixtape made by Sonic Youth's peers, spanning members of the fashion, music and film communities.
Each celebrity will choose a Sonic Youth song of their choice, which will end up on the final tracklisting. Among the esteemed song selectors are fashion designer Marc Jacobs, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and actresses Portia de Rossi and Michelle Williams. Talking to Pitchfork, Moore said, "We sort of devised this idea of a Sonic Youth record where we asked all these different people to choose their favorite [Sonic Youth] song, people like artists and actors and other musicians and what have you." He then added, "There's going to be one exclusive song of ours that we'll record, so that's something we have to record."
Sonic Youth are currently on tour promoting the reissue of their iconic (and Library of Congress inducted) 1988 album Daydream Nation, which they are playing in its entirety.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff