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Sonic Youth sign with indie Matador for new album

Sonic Youth have signed a deal with independent label Matador for the release of their forthcoming album in 2009.

The album, due to be recorded this autumn, will be the band’s first on an independent label since 1988’s ‘Daydream Nation’.

Following the double album’s release, the four-piece signed with major label Geffen, remaining with the company through the release of 2006’s ‘Rather Ripped’ and the end of their contract.

Sonic Youth’s deal with Geffen paved the way for a number of alternative bands to sign with major labels, including Nirvana, who Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon is rumoured to have recommended to the company.

The band join artists including Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Cat Power and Fuc*ed Up on Matador’s roster.