Lee Ranaldo to feature in new documentary


Sonic Youth lynch-pin, and creative force in his own right Lee Ranaldo is set to feature as the subject of a new documentary titled In Doubt, Shadow Him!.

Directed by Arnaud Maguet, the film is due for release this coming December via Hifiklub and features a soundtrack recorded by Ranaldo himself at Sonic Youth’s studio. Other contributors and members of the cast include Nels Cline, Raymond Pettibon, Alan Licht, Don Fleming and more.

The documentary will be available in DVD format accompanied by a double 10″ vinyl soundtrack. Watch the trailer below.

Watch Carrie Brownstein interview Kim Gordon


Following Kim Gordon’s recently published memoir, Girl In A Band – a documentation of the Sonic Youth founder’s life long involvement with music, art and fashion – this week, Sleater Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein interviewed Gordon in San Francisco as part of the Arts & Ideas lecture series.

To watch the two feminist icons in conversation is captivating, funny and inspiring as they discuss the ins and outs of Girl In A Band. From the Air BnB retreat Kim chose to retire to when writing her book, the fundamentals of bass playing and practice, to the makings of Sonic Youth’s final album in 2009. Naturally the two veer off on many amusing tangents throughout, watch below.