Sonic Youth going indie on new album

    Thurston Moore has announced that Sonic Youth is returning to its indie roots after a lengthy period with major label Geffen. Moore, who recently courted controversy by releasing a Sonic Youth album through coffee giants Starbucks, has been speaking to Rolling Stone about the band’s new album and the mystery label that will release it. “There’s one label we are certainly going to go with at this point,” he says. “But I don’t think I’m allowed to disclose that right now. I don’t want to risk having a shit storm.”

    Who could Moore be talking about? Domino? Merge? His own Ecstatic Peace? The latter seems unlikely, but he does reveal that work is already underway on the record. “I’ve written a half-dozen song ideas,” he says. Meanwhile, Sonic Youth is set to play the last ever show at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn this Saturday, and Moore is making a return to the major label era by performing his solo Geffen album Psychic Hearts at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in September. [NME]