“What We Know” (Live on Later with Jools Holland) (Video)

    Sonic Youth are veterans of the Later with Jools Holland show, having appeared on its very first series back in 1992. Fast forward 17 years to 2009 and here they are again, performing a track titled “What We Know” from the much anticipated new album, The Eternal.

    Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo take a rare opportunity to share vocal duties on the song, while former Pavement bass player Mark Ibold once again fills the gap left by Jim O’Rourke in 2005. Not much has changed since their performance on Later in ’92; sure, Ranaldo has a few gray hairs and Steve Shelley looks a little more portly, but Thurston Moore still acts like an oversized kid who loves to pummel glorious white noise from his guitar strings.