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    Thu, 22 May 2008 15:02:07

    Starbucks Finalizes Sonic Youth Comp - Featuring some big name curators

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    Starbucks has finally set a date (June 10) and tracklisting for its Sonic Youth compilation, Hits Are For Squares. Rather than have the band select the songs, Hear Music/Universal Special Markets asked 14 comedians/musicians/writers/celebrities to help curate the comp, including Radiohead, Beck, the Flaming Lips, Eddie Vedder, Dave Eggers, David Cross and Chloë Sevigny.

    As a bonus cut to all those selections, Sonic Youth contributed a completely new track called "Slow Revolution."

    Hits Are for Squares:

    1. Bull in the Heather [selected by Catherine Keener]
    2. Sugar Kane [selected by Beck]
    3. 100% [selected by Mike D]
    4. Kool Thing [selected by Radiohead]
    5. Disappearer [selected by Portia de Rossi]
    6. Stones [selected by Allison Anders]
    7. Tuff Gnarl [selected by Dave Eggers and Mike Watt]
    8. Teenage Riot [selected Eddie Vedder]
    9. Shadow of a Doubt [selected by Michelle Williams]
    10. Rain on Tin [selected by Flea]
    11. Tom Violence [selected by Gus Van Sant]
    12. Mary-Christ [selected by David Cross]
    13. World Looks Red [selected by Chloë Sevigny]
    14. Expressway to Yr Skull [selected by the Flaming Lips]
    15. Slow Revolution [exclusive]

    Sonic Youth live:

    7/4 New York, NY - Battery Park *
    8/4 Leucate, France - Les Méditerranéennes Festival
    8/5 Lokeren, Belgium - Lokerse Festival
    8/7 Oslo, Norway - Øya Festival
    8/8 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
    8/9 Saint-Nazaire, France - Escales Festival
    * with the Feelies

    Thurston Moore:

    9/19 Monticello, NY - Kutshers Country Club (My Bloody Valentine ATP)
    9/27 New York, NY - Stone (as Northampton Wools)

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.22.08



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