Watch: Sonic Youth To Release Album & Film, Post Trailer

The legendary band give a wider release to their 2008 album and the DVD debut of their film.

Sonic Youth’s 2008 album ‘Hits Are For Squares’ was previously only given a limited release, but it will be re-issued on 31st October via Universal Music Group.

The album is a compilation of Sonic Youth’s songs selected by a varied group of artists, actors, directors and of course, musicians. The artists were hand-picked by the band, and include: Beck, Mike D, Radiohead, Portia De Rossi, Diablo Cody, Eddie Vedder, Michelle Williams, Flea, Chloe Sevigny, and The Flaming Lips.

The band are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their film ‘1991: The Year That Punk Broke’ - the trailer for which you can watch above. The film follows Sonic Youth during their 1991 European festival tour. It includes performances from bands like Nirvana on the verge of fame, Dinosaur Jr. Babes in Toyland, as well as punk rock forefathers, The Ramones.

‘Hits Are For Squares” tracklisting is as follows:

1 Bull in the Heather (selected by Catherine Keener)
2 100% (selected by Mike D)
3 Sugar Kane (selected by Beck)
4 Kool Thing (selected by Radiohead)
5 Disappearer (selected by Portia de Rossi)
6 Superstar (selected by Diablo Cody)
7 Stones (selected by Allison Anders)
8 Tuff Gnarl (selected by Dave Eggers and Mike Watt)
9 Teenage Riot (selected by Eddie Vedder)
10 Shadow of a Doubt (selected by Michelle Williams)
11 Rain on Tin (selected by Flea)
12 Tom Violence (selected by Gus Van Sant)
13 Mary-Christ (selected by David Cross)
14 World Looks Red (selected by Chloe Sevigny)
15 Expressway to yr Skull (selected by The Flaming Lips)
16 Slow Revolution (new track, exclusive to this compilation)

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