Sonic Youth are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Daydream Nation by hosting a colossal archive sale. They have also launched a brand new web store with a bunch of hectic merch.
Sonic Youth have launched a Reverb Shop. It features an expansive array of artefacts, spanning the bands’ career. Fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on a selection of priceless memorabilia. Including Thurston Moore‘s Japanese-made Fender Jazzmaster and Kim Gordons Fender Precision bass and hundreds of effect pedals. Sonic Youth will also be flogging nearly 200 screen-printed gig posters, poster-sized photographs and other archival items. Let the bidding wars begin.
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The band have also begun uploading audio and video footage of past Sonic Youth gigs on the live recording site Nugs. In the last few hours, the band have uploaded six audio recordings. These consist of two Chicago performances that took place in 1988 and 2002, a performance at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Waterfront from 2011, and a CBGB’s gig in New York City from 1988, as COS notes.
In case you missed it, the band also announced a bunch of “30 Years of Daydream Nation” events across America. Which is compromised of various film events celebrating the album. No word yet as to whether these events will be hosted anywhere in Australia.