New York’s most influential avant-garde rock band Sonic Youth follows up their critically acclaimed release of Rather Ripped earlier this year with a special set that is sure to complete the collection of all Sonic Youth fans. The Destroyed Room: B-sides And Rarities, a band-chosen collection of near-hidden Sonic Youth gems, will be released on Geffen Records December 12th.
The album brings together songs from throughout the band’s career with Geffen Records, focusing on tracks previously available only on vinyl, limited-release compilations, or as b-sides to international singles. The tracks were hand picked by the band and also include material that has never before been released (see track listing below).
Fire Engine Dream – (2003) outtake from "Sonic Nurse;" previously unreleased
Fauxhemians – (2001) from The Noho Furniture Sessions; originally released on the "All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.1" compilation ATP Records.
Is It My Body? – (1991) from the 2×7" "Alice Cooper Tribute" originally released on Sub Pop Records
Razor Blade – (1994) b-side from the "Bull in the Heather" single
Blink – (1999) from the "Pola X" soundtrack
Campfire – (2000) from the "At Home With The Groovebox" compilation originally released on Grand Royal Records.
Loop Cat – (2003) from the "You Can Never Go Fast Enough" compilation originally released on Plain Recordings.
Kim’s Chords – (2003) Japanese bonus track from "Sonic Nurse"
Beautiful Plateau – (2003) Japanese bonus track from "Sonic Nurse"
Three Part Sectional Love Seat- (2001) from The Noho Furniture Sessions; previously unreleased
Queen Anne Chair – (2001) from The Noho Furniture Sessions; previously unreleased
The Diamond Sea – (1995) LP version with alternate ending, b-side from The Diamond Sea CD single