Lee Ranaldo is best known as a co-founder of and guitarist/vocalist for Sonic Youth. Follow him on Twitter here and like him on Facebook here.
Ian Williams is the founder of Battles. Follow him on Twitter here and like him on Facebook here.
Two of experimental music’s most important figures — Ian Williams of Battles and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth — talk lyrics, writing for bands versus scoring orchestral music, and the profound musical influence of the cheerleading movie Bring It On in this edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, recorded live at Samsung 837.
—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer