And now for a few links I’ve come across in today’s Web travels…
- Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore reacted to last fall’s Steve Albini rant — in which SY were accused of being “sellouts” — during an interview with El País. Here’s Thurston’s quote (thanks to Kathy Mazzacco): “Steve has opinions based on a myopic point of view which of course does not extend to the manufacturers of his pants.” Update: Thurston just wrote us a note: “I said panties not pants. Lost in translation, Thurston Moore.” Actually, it fits that the article published a misquote, as “panties” makes a lot more sense given their history.
- Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Dan Auerbach-produced sophomore effort, Tell Me, is now streaming in full.
- Kill Rock Stars are celebrating their 20th anniversary by reissuing their inaugural release: an eponymous 1991 compilation featuring early cuts by Nirvana, Courtney Love, Bikini Kill, Melvins, and many more.
- Josh Ritter released an EP of songs from the So Runs the World Away sessions, dubbed To The Yet Unknowing World. The 6-track set can be purchased at dates on his upcoming tour with Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison or here, where it’s streaming as well.
- Jesse Eisenberg chatted with Hank Shteamer, author of an upcoming 33 1/3 book on Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese, about that 1994 album. Turns out the Oscar-nominated The Social Network actor is a huge Ween fan, and even once recorded a version of “A Tear for Eddie.”