Thursday, February 9, 2012

Watch: Lee Ranaldo -- "Off The Wall" (Official Video

It's a pretty ballsy move to have a song named "Off The Wall" in our post-Michael Jackson world, but if anyone can pull it off it's Sonic Youth axeman Lee Ranaldo. It sounds pretty great, and now Matador notes that it's got an official companion video that you can check out below.

The video mixes live footage of Ranaldo's recent Glasslands Gallery show with other random shots for a classic SY feel. And since he's keen on using live shots, maybe he'll work footage from his next show with M. Ward at Webster Hall on May 11 (tickets) into a video for another song off of the upcoming LP Between The Tides And The Times. We shall see. Be sure to check him out when he swings through your city too - 2012 Spring Tour dates below.

Lee Ranaldo OFF THE WALL Official Video from Lee Ranaldo on Vimeo.

Lee Ranaldo Band - Spring 2012 US Tour Dates

4/7 Mexico City, MEX Indie-O Fest 2012 (with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb)
4/17 Ithaca, NY The Haunt (with Disappears)
4/18 Albany, NY Valentines (with Disappears)

(all dates below supporting M. Ward)
5/5 Portland, ME – State Theatre
5/6 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
5/7 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
5/8 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
5/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
5/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances
5/16 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
5/17 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
5/22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

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