A new compilation of previously unreleased Sonic Youth rarities, titled In/Out/In, will be released in March via 3 Lobed. The five-track set features recordings from between 2000 and 2010, comprising both instrumental and vocal tracks. The first track shared from the album is “In & Out.” Hear it below.
Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley says in a statement: “When you’re in the middle of a tour and all of the musical cylinders (musicians, crew + equipment) are warmed up and firing on 10, and if the room/theater/venue and its acoustics allow, you can sometimes catch magic or maybe a basic track. This magic/music/inspiration doesn’t always occur when you’d like it to show up (you know, during the show!) -however, it sometimes can be caught in small unspoken moments during soundcheck when you least expect it. “In & Out” was caught in such a situation – during soundcheck in Pomona, CA at the Fox Theatre in 2010 – Kim and I were waiting for our bandmates to arrive and our linechecks turned into a jam session turned into recording a basic track. Recorded surreptitiously by long-time SY engineer Aaron Mullan and tucked away for guitar overdubs later in 2010, and then submitted to Cory Rayborn for his Three Lobed multi-artist box set “Not The Space You Know, But Between Them”. The two SY songs that debuted and were exclusively available on that box set are now available in one standalone collection – In/Out/In – plus three (mostly) instrumental Sonic Youth jammers from 2000-2010.“
Three Lobed recently released Body/Dilloway/Head, a collaboration between Kim Gordon’s band Body/Head with experimental artist Aaron Dilloway.
Sonic Youth In/Out/In tracklist:
1. Basement Contender
2. In & Out
4. Social Static
5. Out & In
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