The future of Sonic Youth is still unclear. Following Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s divorce, guitarist Lee Ranaldo told Spinner that the band’s future is “up in the air,” yet the two exes have been working together on YOKOKIMTHURSTON with Yoko Ono.
Either way, the band is on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Moore has also been working with Keith Wood, Samara Lubelski and John Maloney under the name Chelsea Light Moving. The group’s first track, “Burroughs,” inspired by beat poet William S. Burroughs, was recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore) in May 2012.
The group is working on a full-length album for Matador.