Tuesday 2 March 2010

6 Degrees of Sonic Youth #2 - Society's Ills

As any music aficionado knows, we are fast approaching that time of the month where all eyes turn to Austin, Texas, for the annual South By South West (SXSW). One band that will have its space very cramped by the insistent push of an eager crowd will be Society's Ills. A supergroup of sorts, Society's Ills is the hardcore outlet for Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. The 1st incarnation of the band saw Moore ripping out 7 Seconds covers with punk alumni Mike Watt (Minutemen et al),Dez Cadena (Black Flag) and Dave Markey (celebrated punk film maker) back in 1994. Moore has dusted off the moniker to feed his DC Sound addiction, and he has a new cohort to make it happen - J Masics (of Dinosaur Jr fame), Don Fleming (Sonic Youth producer), Andew W.K. (do I hear a WTF?), and Awesome Allison (of Awesome Colour). Below is a cut from their rare and extremely loved Skins, Brains & Guts 7", entitled I Hate Sports...

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