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Sonic Youth prepares comp CD for Starbucks

It would appear that Paul McCartney’s recent album on the Starbucks-owned Hear Music imprint has opened the floodgates for credible musicians to align themselves with the ubiquitous coffee-peddling empire. The first biscotti bandwagon jumpers? Sonic Youth. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, SY frontman Thurston Moore revealed that the band was busy recording a track for an upcoming Sonic Youth compilation CD, to be sold exclusively through Starbucks. In addition to the lone original track, the comp will include tracks selected by other musicians and notables, including Beck, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and *ahem* Portia de Rossi. Finally, Sonic Youth has figured a way to market themselves to people their own age.