It's impossible to imagine a time when Sonic Youth were irrelevant, and it probably won't ever happen considering most dudes are still trying to play catch up to Daydream Nation, an album SY put out in 1988. 1988! To be totally honest, The Eternal treads some water: Vocals are still monotone and guitars are still a hyper-controlled screech and skronk. But hey, treading water is great exercise! Plus, they are busy breaking ground all over the internet—documented the recording of The Eternal on Twitter and now streaming it in its entirety on a Facebook app. Get with the times, other bands from the '80s!
June 02, 2009