Wednesday, June 27, 2007
On the heels of the Great Macca Kerfuffle of March '07, comes word that Sonic Youth - perhaps the most fiercely non-commercial major band of the past couple generations - plans to team with Starbucks for a compilation disc featuring tunes selected by celebrity friends. We're a little late to the party here, as people cooler than us (and that includes, well, pretty much everyone) have been buzzing about this for the past ten days or so. But we wanted to bring you the news anyway, as well as a bit of skepticism. Given the lack of any official comment since the project was first mentioned, could it be that Thurston Moore is pulling our collective leg? Personally, I hope not, because I want to be in my local coffee shop the first time "Expressway to Yr. Skull" comes crashing out of the speakers.