Band reach mixing stage with 'The Eternal'

Sonic Youth have reached the mixing stage of their forthcoming album, tentatively titled ‘The Eternal’.

The band have also revealed the names of songs destined for the album.

The indie veterans are mixing the album with producer John Agnello (Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Dinosaur Jr), revealing on that working titles for songs include ‘Calming The Snake’, ‘Sacred Trickster’, ‘Massage The History’, ‘That’s What We Know’ and “something about a Malibu gas station”.

Former Pavement guitarist Mark Ibold plays guitar on ‘That’s What We Know’.

Sonic Youth plan to release the new album, the follow-up to 2006’s ‘Rather Ripped’, in June.

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