Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. The band guest stared in the episode "Homerpalooza."
In 2011, Ranaldo announced that the band was "ending for a while", following the separation of Moore and Gordon. Gordon later stated that it is highly unlikely the band will reform, ending Sonic Youth after 30 years.
The lineup consisted of:
- Thurston Moore (vocals and guitar)
- Kim Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar)
- Lee Ranaldo (vocals and guitar)
- Steve Shelley (drums),
- Mark Ibold (bass, guitar)
In their early career, Sonic Youth was associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City.