Band Cover New York Punks

Sonic Youth are set to cover the classic punk anthem 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker' by The Ramones, it has emerged.

The band are set to contribute a cover of the song to the US TV series 'Gossip Girl'. Based on the series of books by Cecily von Ziegesar, the series follows the lives of young girls attending an elite school in Manhatten. Just the sort of thing Sonic Youth were destined to soundtrack then.

'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker' was released in 1977 and became The Ramones biggest hit in the UK. It is not know if the track will receive a wider release.

In other Sonic Youth related news, guitar player Thurston Moore played a blinding set at the New York installment of All Tomorrow's Parties. The alt rock legend played his classic solo album 'Psychic Hearts' in its entirety, to a rapturous reception from the crowd.

Sonic Youth are currently preparing their new album for release on their new home of Matador records.

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