"Released in May 1986 on SST Records and Blast First! in the UK, EVOL was the third studio album by Sonic Youth and showed the first signs of the band transforming their No Wave past into a greater alt-rock sensibility. EVOL marks the true departure point of Sonic Youth’s musical evolution. In measured increments, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo bring form to the formless, tune to the tuneless, and with the help of Steve Shelley’s drums, impose melody and composition on their trademark dissonance. If Daydream Nation is Sonic Youth’s opus, EVOL was crucial research. There’s a directness that makes everything feel close. It is pure tension with little release. The entire record is a shadow." - Goofin Records
- black vinyl pressing
- remastered sound
- includes printed insert w/ lyrics + photos
- music label: Goofin Records 2021
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