Last.fm Trends: Under The Influence Of Sonic Youth

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Kim Gordon (L) and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

Kim Gordon (L) and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

Two outstanding members of the modern rock scene, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kim Gordon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Thurston Moore[/lastfm] this weekend announced the end of their marriage. Their musical partnership in [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sonic Youth[/lastfm] has lasted for thirty years, but its future is now uncertain.

Today Last.fm Trends is looking at Sonic Youth’s similar artists, and the music they’ve created outside the band.

sonicsim Last.fm Trends: Under The Influence Of Sonic Youth

Unsurprisingly over such a long career, the band has produced its fair share of solo work and side projects, which make up all four artists above.

Thurston Moore
1,832,348 plays (129,889 listeners)
The vocalist/guitarist has been releasing solo work since 1995, and released his latest album Demolished Thoughts this May.

Ciccone Youth
521,565 plays (66,387 listeners)
Best known for “Into The Groove(y)”, their cover of Madonna’s “Into The Groove,” Ciccone Youth existed briefly in the 1980s and performed various experimental cover versions.

Free Kitten
386,299 plays (47,223 listeners)
Formed in the 1990s and releasing latest album Inherit in 2008, Free Kitten features Kim Gordon as well as members from Boredoms, Pussy Galore and Pavement.

Lee Ranaldo
148,651 plays (29,729 listeners)
Guitarist and vocalist in Sonic Youth, Ranaldo’s solo output is prolific. Releasing solo since 1987, he’s also produced fellow experimental artists.

Discover more music at Last.fm. Meanwhile, Last.fm Trends brings you the news in scrobbles every weekday.

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