“I’m feeling optimistic about the future no matter what happens at this point. I mean, every band runs its course. We’ve been together way longer than any of us ever imagined would happen and it’s been for the most part an incredibly pleasurable ride. There’s still a lot of stuff we’re going to continue to do. There’s tons and tons of archival projects and things like that that are still going on, so there are so many ways in which we are tied to each other for the future both musically and in other ways.”
— Lee Ranaldo tells Rolling Stone that he remains hopeful regarding the future of Sonic Youth, despite Thurston and Kim’s recent separation. As previously reported, Matador will release Ranaldo’s solo album on March 20.