High Quality 120g Vinyl Double LP!
After years on Geffen Records, Sonic Youth return to an indie label with their
sixteenth studio album. "The Eternal" is a supercharged rocker, recalling
aspects of the Evol-Sister-Daydream Nation holy trinity, but with cleaner,
louder production and more straightforward momentum. With Pavement's Mark Ibold
joining on bass, and producer John Agnello back at the controls, "The Eternal"
takes the melodic songwriting of 2006's "Rather Ripped" and slams down the
Twelve tunes that are a fireworks display of Sonic Youth touchstones. From the
primal nowave attack of its earliest days, to the radical chording and song
structures of its 90s period, to the more focused and contemporary explorations
of the last five years.
The writing took place in the Ecstatic Peace Folk + Cinema Basement in
Northampton, MA and in the bands own Echo Canyon West in Hoboken, NJ. All
recordings were done at Echo Canyon West with John Agnello at the board and
Aaron Mullan in full assist. Agnello and band mixed the monster at Water Music
in Hoboken. Greg Calbi mastered it beautifully at Sterling Sound in NYC.
The cover art for The Eternal is a painting by the late, great American folk
artist John Fahey.
High Quality 120g Vinyl analog in heavy duty Stoughton gatefold sleeve, printed
inner sleeves, and limited time MP3 coupon.
"The Eternal...opens with a pair of short one-two flashes: "Sacred
Trickster," the kind of driving, often menacing guitar-pop thrash that has been
a part of their sound since the beginning, sung in a convincing cry by
bassist/guitarist Kim Gordon-and "Anti-Orgasm", whose first line, 'Mission
control to brain police," and chorus of copulatory grunts, is an instant SY
classic..." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, July 2009, pg 65
"The LP edition will be suitably grand, in the mold of most of the products
leading the recent resurgence of vinyl: a gatefold cover of heavy paper stock,
(120g double LP), and lots of extra photos inside. The album's striking cover
image, by the late American guitar virtuoso John Fahey, is a typical example of
the sagacity that has always put SY leagues above most of their peers and given
them a 30-year career." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, July 2009, pg
• Double LP
• High Quality 120g Vinyl
• Heavy duty Stoughton gatefold sleeve
• Printed inner sleeves
• Includes limited time MP3 coupon
1. Sacred Trickster
3. Leaky Lifeboat (for Gregory Corso)
5. What We Know
6. Calming The Snake
1. Poison Arrow
2. Malibu Gas Station
3. Thunderclap For Bobby Pyn
4. No Way
5. Walkin' Blue
6. Massage The History