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Thursday, June 03, 2004

SONIC MIDDLE AGE
Indie rock veterans Sonic Youth are coming out with a new album:
The band, which has for 23 years featured couple Thurston Moore, 46, and Kim Gordon, 51, next week releases Sonic Nurse, its 19th studio album.
46? 51? As in, "years old"?

I got news for you: When you hit your personal half-century mark, a name like "Sonic Youth" no longer works. I think they're overdue for a re-branding--like, 20 years overdue.