As you’ve likely heard by now, the show Gossip Girl got an injection of indie cred recently by announcing Sonic Youth’s upcoming performance of EVOL single “Star Power” on the program. I’ll admit, the news was kind of a bummer to me until I saw this surreal photo and heard Thurston Moore’s tongue-in-cheek endorsement of the show (“It’s sort of our dose of Shakespeare every week”). Well, the episode is set to air on Monday and Sonic Youth are now offering some early Halloween treats for the morning after.
“An acoustic version of the SY classic ‘Star Power’ will be available Tuesday October 13 via download,” reads a news post on their site. “This version was recorded over the summer in Portland, Oregon between tour dates and will be featured in the television program Gossip Girl.”
But that’s not all!
The song will available for download directly from Sonic Youth via the sonicyouth.com store with a limited edition hand printed and numbered ‘Star Power’ poster (see below) with metallic silver ink on matte black cover stock. Also available with a ‘Star Power’ T-shirt, or all bundled together.
Wow, Thurston Moore has become quite the huckster! Not that I’m complaining.