From proto-riot grrrl to “Gossip Girl,” Sonic Youth are set to hit the Upper East Side! The band will perform their 1986 tune “Starpower” on the fifth episode of the teen drama’s upcoming season, which kicks off Sept. 14. Thurston Moore previously covered the Ramones’ “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” last season on the CW series with former Be Your Own Pet singer Jemina Pearl.
Executive producer Stephanie Savage said she reached out to the band when she found out Moore was showing scenes from “Gossip Girl” while playing solo gigs last year. “I hope it was a cool, edgy homage! And it turned out that it was — tongue in cheek for sure, but definitely with love, and that they were fans of the show,” she recalled. [Rolling Stone]