Musical career: Blonde Redhead released their self-titled debut album in the year they formed through Smells Like Records. Soon, Maki Takahashi left and was replaced by Toko Yasuda. However, Toko left and the band went on as a three-piece, though with occasional live bassist Vern Rumsey. The latter two were produced by Guy Picciotto. Picciotto also lent his technique to 's 'Misery Is a Butterfly' which was released through 4AD and became their first charting record.
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Ra Ra Riot. Joel Didriksen for kingpinphoto. It's been a rough but rewarding road for the Syracuse, N. But Ra Ra Riot emerged from it all this year, wiser and more focused, with a beautifully polished and inspired debut, The Rhumb Line. Hear the group showcase the album in a full concert, webcast live from the Black Cat in Washington, D. Ra Ra Riot got its start at Syracuse University in , when a group of students decided to form a band around their shared love of danceable but unexpected and dramatic rock.
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NYC walking tours for music nerds - see where your favorite artists lived, performed, rehearsed, and recorded the records you love. For many music fans, Sonic Youth are synonymous with a certain idea of New York cool in the 80's, 90's, and 00's. The band straddled several eras and genres - No Wave, Grunge, Indie Rock - continually blurring the line between the experimental and the commercial, and offering an entry point to the avant garde for listeners around the world.
The band's earliest albums were noted for their noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly and 23 , which both incorporated elements of dream pop , shoegaze and other genres. After earning Bachelor's degrees , they entered the New York City underground music scene. Blonde Redhead formed in New York in after Amedeo and Simone met Kazu Makino, an art student at the time, by chance at a local Italian restaurant. Blonde Redhead's self-titled debut album was released in