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According to a report from the BBC 6, Sonic Youth are already set to begin work on their 17th studio album. The band released, The Eternal this year. The album was their first independent release in more than two decades. Guitarist t Lee Ranaldo said:

[We're] most probably going back into the studio next year. We're still deeply ensconced in our new record, so we're gonna play a lot of 'The Eternal', that's what we're having the most fun with.

The band is also planning a DVD release, combining footage from their recent 2007/2008 'Daydream Nation' tour, as well as footage of them playing the classic album back in 1988. As for future releases, Ranaldo revealed plans to digitise over 30 years of the band's recordings.

We're doing a big archival house clean right now, We've got a massive archive of audio and video that's sitting in our studio in Hoboken. We've got somebody in there who's noting every single thing down and making a massive database, and then we're going to start digitising it because some of the tapes are 30 years old now.

Check out the interview here.