Sonic Youth begin writing new ‘indie’ album

Thurston Moore says the album will be released on an indie label

Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore has revealed that his band are in the process of writing a new studio album set to be released on an indie label.

The grunge band’s record deal with Geffen expired after the band released 2006’s ‘Rather Ripped’. They are set to hit the studio in November and release their next album in Spring 2009.

Moore told Rolling Stone that after feeling “compromised” by being on a major label, his band would release their next effort on an indie, although he did not specify which one.


“There’s one label we are certainly going to go with at this point,” he said. “But I don’t think I’m allowed to disclose that right now. I don’t want to risk having a shit storm.

“I’ve written a half-dozen song ideas. I try not to complete them so much. Last time we got together, we were creating sort of new band-zone-vibe sort of things.

Speaking about releasing the album on and indie, Moore said: “It feels great. The last four or five records we did were just so compromised by that [major label] situation. But that’s the way it goes.”