Sonic Youth cleaned their closets and dug through hidden, long forgotten, boxes to put together this mix tape for you today. You can feel the weight just looking at it. It’s got a couple gems from 1988, demos from “Daydream Nation,” some “unknown” licky guitar pieces marked only “1988 Lee demo” (noise guitar hero Lee Ranaldo) and as Pitchfork points out, “the acoustic version of ‘Star Power’ that they played on the 2009 episode of “Gossip Girl” where Rufus and Lily got married.”
Also featured on this nostalgically teasing cassette stream are a couple songs from the French murder mystery,”Simon Werner A Disparu” (US title “Lights Out”) about a group of highschoolers in the suburbs of Paris caught up in the disappearance of a classmate — with original music by Sonic Youth. The film’s soundtrack will be released Jan. 25th as a digital download via Midheaven.com, and Feb. 15th on CD, and March 1st on LP w/ digital download.
Listen to the mixed tape here, and yeah you can track around on it to get to the “Gossip Girl” song.