Sonic Youth

About Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth were an American band formed in New York City in 1981 by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo. They started being an experimental “no wave” band in the New York music scene, being praised for using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tuning but became more into a conventional rock band. Being influenced by the “velvet Underground”, The Stooges, Patti Smith, Public Image ltd, Minor Threat they created their own sound described as noise rock,post punk, experimental rock and Indie rock. They disbanded in 2011.