Is your head still spinning at the thought of Sonic Youth maybe breaking up? Well, so is guitarist Lee Ranaldo’s, who recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk over his upcoming solo debut–due out on March 20 via Matador–and the future of Sonic Youth. Here’s what he said:
“I’m feeling optimistic about the future no matter what happens at this point. I mean, every band runs its course. We’ve been together way longer than any of us ever imagined would happen and it’s been for the most part an incredibly pleasurable ride. There’s still a lot of stuff we’re going to continue to do. There’s tons and tons of archival projects and things like that that are still going on, so there are so many ways in which we are tied to each other for the future both musically and in other ways.”
Ranaldo has a point: Sonic Youth are like the Rolling Stones of early ’80s New York. They’ve been together for 30 years, and that might be long enough. Read more over at Rolling Stone.