So Lee Ranaldo and Jonathan Lethem Wrote Some Songs Together

We here at Vol.1 Brooklyn are admirers of the music of Lee Ranaldo–both his work as a solo artist and his considerable body of work with Sonic Youth. (We talked with him in 2012, in fact.) We’re also quite fond of the writings of Jonathan Lethem. Needless to say, then, we were quite pleased to hear that Ranaldo and Lethem collaborated on several songs for the former’s forthcoming album Electric Trim.

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Band Booking: Lee Ranaldo

It might not be necessary to write an introduction for Lee Ranaldo, so I’ll state the obvious and mention he’s one of the founding members of Sonic Youth.  What I’ve always respected about Ranaldo and his now-former bandmates is their ability to move across musical genres and artistic mediums, and somehow have it work out.  As musicians, Sonic Youth always strove to work with various artists from Cypress Hill to Yoko Ono, and the members’ various interests outside the group included fashion, zines, […]

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Weekend Bites: Jules Verne, Adam Levin In The Sunday Review, Edith Wharton, Close To Infinite Jest, And More

Jules Verne died on this day in 1905. “Adam Levin’s new story collection, “Hot Pink,” is about how love — family love, romantic love, love between friends — turns us into people we never thought we’d become.” – Adam Levin’s Hot Pink is reviewed by The New York Times.  Come see us talk to Levin on April 4th at PowerHouse Arena. As WFMU pointed out on Twitter, Infinite Jest is getting closer and closer as a Japanese town puts their […]

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