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Sonic Youth have launched an archive of live recordings


To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the release of their brilliant LP Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth has launched the live archive of some of their greatest ever performances. Live audio and video content is now available via on the website’s music streaming service.

The archive will also include multiple download formats as well as CD. Audio releases feature live recordings of their 1988 CBGB show in New York, their 2007 Glasgow show (also available as a video) as well as 2011’s concert at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn.

“Through the years and as the times changed we recorded our live shows as often as we could, on cassettes, DATs, CD-Rs and later on multi-track recorders,” Sonic Youth’s Steven Shelley said in a statement. “We collected fan-generated audience tapes, shady bootlegs and anything we could get our hands on. We now maintain an archive of hundreds of hours of Sonic Youth concerts and we’d like to share some of our favorites.”

As part of the commemoration of their seminal album Daydream Nation, the band will also be selling a fair chunk of their gear via Reverb and their affiliates.

Find out more here.