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Sonic Youth


Sonic Youth is an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass, vocals, guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the ... See full bio »

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Demonlover Composer
(2002)
If I Stay Soundtrack
(2014)
The Frighteners Soundtrack
(1996)

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 2015-2016 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc (2016) ... (performer: "Bull in the Heather" - uncredited)
- eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt (2015) ... (performer: "Kool Thing" - uncredited)
 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog")
 2015 Girls in Bands at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Sugar Kane")
 2014 Expressway to Your Skull ("Expressway To Your Skull (Cover)")
 2014 If I Stay (performer: "Karen Revisited")
 2014 All the Wilderness (performer: "Androgynous Mind")
 2014/II Blind (performer: "Kool Thing")
  The Following (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Final Chapter (2013) ... (performer: "Snare, Girl" - uncredited) / (writer: "Snare, Girl" - uncredited)
 2013 Everybody Street (Documentary) (performer: "Massage The History")
 2013 The Punk Singer (Documentary) (performer: "Bull in the Heather")
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (performer: "Teen Age Riot")
  Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Desperate Souls (2012) ... (performer: "Kool Thing") / (writer: "Kool Thing")
 2010 Daydream Nation (performer: "Kool Thing", "Eric's Trip")
  Hjernevask (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Foreldreeffekten (2010) ... (performer: "Stones", "Sunday") / (writer: "Stones", "Sunday")
- Likestillingsparadokset (2010) ... (performer: "Stones", "Sunday")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) ... (performer: "Malibu Gas Station", "Sacred Trickster", "What We Know", "Anti-Orgasm") / (writer: "Malibu Gas Station", "Sacred Trickster", "What We Know", "Anti-Orgasm")
 2009 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rufus Getting Married (2009) ... (performer: "Antenna", "Star Power" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (performer: "Incinerate")
 2009 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #34.4 (2009) ... (performer: "Sacred Trickster", "Antenna", "Teen Age Riot")
 2008 Rock Band 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Teen Age Riot")
 2008/I Nirvana (performer: "Contre le Sexisme")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (performer: "Kool Thing")
 2007 I'm Not There (performer: "I'm Not There") / (producer: "I'm Not There")
 2007 Juno (performer: "Superstar" (1969))
 2007 Young@Heart (Documentary) (performer: "Schizophrenia")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Made in America (2007) ... (performer: "I Dreamed, I Dream") / (writer: "I Dreamed, I Dream")
 2006 Saved (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Code Zero (2006) ... (performer: "Incinerate")
  Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Partings (2006) ... ("What A Waste", uncredited)
- Bridesmaids Revisited (2006) ... (performer: "Kool Thing" - uncredited)
 2006 Druckfrisch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2006) ... (performer: "Kool Thing")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (performer: "Little Trouble Girl")
 2005 Sorry, Haters (performer: "Bull In The Heather")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (performer: "Sugar Kane", "Drunken Butterfly")
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (performer: "Dirty Boots", "Tunic (Song for Karen)", "Mary-Christ", "Kool Thing", "Mote", "My Friend Goo", "Disappearer", "Mildred Pierce", "Cinderella's Big Score", "Scooter & Jinx", "Titanium Exposé", "100%", "Sugar Kane", "Youth Against Fascism", "Bull in the Heather", "Superstar", "Little Trouble Girl", "The Diamond Sea", "Sunday", "Hoarfrost", "Nevermind (What Was It Anyway)", "The Empty Page", "Disconnection Notice", "Drunken Butterfly", "Swimsuit Issue") / (writer: "Dirty Boots", "Tunic (Song for Karen)", "Mary-Christ", "Kool Thing", "Mote", "My Friend Goo", "Disappearer", "Mildred Pierce", "Cinderella's Big Score", "Scooter & Jinx", "Titanium Exposé", "100%", "Sugar Kane", "Youth Against Fascism", "Bull in the Heather", "Little Trouble Girl", "The Diamond Sea", "Sunday", "Hoarfrost", "Nevermind (What Was It Anyway)", "The Empty Page", "Disconnection Notice", "Drunken Butterfly", "Swimsuit Issue")
 2004 Sonic Youth: Disappearer Director's Cut (Video short) (performer: "Disappearer") / (writer: "Disappearer")
 2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (performer: "Karen Koltrane", "Beautiful Plateau")
 2004 Kill Your Idols (Documentary) ("Macbeth", "Kissability" (live), "Tremens", "Improvisation Ajoutée")
 2003 Zero Day (performer: "Eliminator Jr.") / (writer: "Eliminator Jr.")
 2002 The Weather Underground (Documentary) (performer: "Intro")
 2002 Demonlover (performer: "Move Away", "Control Freak", "Safe in Hell", "Electric Noisefield", "Slambient Desire", "Melodikim", "Teknikal Illprovisation", "Superdead")
 2002 S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jag ljuger aldrig (2002) ... (performer: "Into the Groove (4)")
 2002 XX/XY (performer: "Kool Thing") / (writer: "Kool Thing")
 2001 Things Behind the Sun (performer: "Theme from Things Behind the Sun", "Stranger")
 2000 Grind Session (Video Game) (performer: "In the Mind of The Bourgeois Reader")
 2000 Condo Painting (Documentary) (performer: "Radio Amatoroj")
 1998 Late August, Early September (performer: "Contre le sexisme")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (performer: "Bull in the Heather")
 1997 La pistola de mi hermano (performer: "Bull in Heather", "Inhuman", "Little Trouble Girl") / (writer: "Bull in Heather", "Inhuman", "Little Trouble Girl")
 1997 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Too Cute (1997) ... (performer: "Bull in the Heather" - uncredited)
 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert (TV Special) (performer: "Wildflower") / (writer: "Wildflower")
 1997 Nowhere (performer: "Hendrix Necro") / (writer: "Hendrix Necro")
 1996 SubUrbia (performer: "Bee-Bee's Song", "Candle", "Sunday") / (writer: "Candle")
 1996 Grace of My Heart (performer: "Little Trouble Girl") / (writer: "Little Trouble Girl")
 1996 The Frighteners (performer: "Superstar")
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Homerpalooza (1996) ... (performer: "The Simpsons Closing Theme")
 1996 Irma Vep ("Tunic(Song for Karen)")
 1994 Double Happiness (writer: "Sugar Kane")
 1994 My So-Called Life (TV Series) (performer: "Genetic") / (writer: "Genetic")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Radio Sweethearts (1994) ... (performer: "Dirty Boots")
- Mr. Anderson's Balls (1994) ... (performer: "Bull In The Heather")
 1994 Dead at 21 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot Episode (1994) ... (performer: "100%")
 1993 Judgment Night (performer: "I Love You Mary Jane") / (writer: "I Love You Mary Jane")
 1992 Guncrazy (performer: "SHADOW OF A DOUBT") / (writer: "SHADOW OF A DOUBT")
 1992 Simple Men (performer: "Kool Thing") / (writer: "Kool Thing")
 1991 Mystery Date (performer: "Tunic (Song For Karen)") / (writer: "Tunic (Song For Karen)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "Titanium Expose") / (writer: "Titanium Expose")
 1988 Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot (Video short) (performer: "Teenage Riot") / (writer: "Teenage Riot")
 1987 Made in U.S.A. (performer: "Secret Girl", "Tuck and Dar") / (writer: "Secret Girl", "Tuck and Dar")
 1986 Lovedolls Superstar (performer: "Hallowed Be My Name", "Death to Our Friends") / (writer: "Death to Our Friends")
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