For the ultimate indie band, Sonic Youth sure do have some capitalist sensibilities. From the Letterman performance to the Pitchfork TV broadcasts to the cover of the new Signal To Noise, Sonic Youth's PR staff has been flexing some serious muscle surrounding the recent release of The Eternal. We're waiting for limited edition Sonic Youth tea cosies at Ikea.
Now Sonic Youth is announcing a radio show that'll be aired on XM and Sirius. From July 6th through the 10th, the band will be hosting a two hour nightly broadcast featuring hand picked tracks of artists that influenced Sonic Youth's sound as well as backstories behind classic Sonic Youth tracks. In addition a "best of Sonic Youth" show will air on the 11th and 12th. Full details and links available here.