Sonic Youth to release 1986 rarities album

The Spinhead Sessions is coming in June

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Sonic Youth have announced details of a new album of archival rarities.

The band will release the Spinhead Sessions on June 17 via Goofin’.

The sessions date from 1986, when the band were working on their score for Ken Friedman‘s film Made In U.S.A. These instrumental demos were recorded at North Hollywood’s Spinhead Studios.


According to Fact, Thurston Moore said in a statement that the recordings showcase “spindly, twisting rhythms and quiet rushes of noise and melody.”

The tracklist for the Spinhead Sessions is:

‘Ambient Guitar & Dreamy Theme’
‘Theme With Noise’
‘High Mesa’
‘Unknown Theme’
‘Theme 1 Take 4’


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