Moore revealed to NME that the band are planning to reunite after having a year away focusing on solo work.
He explained: "We'll just gather and see what happens. We made the decision to have a good solid year of not doing too much as a band. We really decided to put the brakes on the juggernaut that was the band.
"We just wanted to regenerate. I like doing shows like New Year's Eve where we just play a catalogue of what we do but at the same time I feel [when we do this] that people have decoded us."
Moore was speaking backstage during a special intimate gig at London's Union Chapel, where he showcased his 'unplugged' setlist for the first time in the UK.
The gig included most of the tracks from Moore's latest solo album Demolished Thoughts, which was produced by Beck and released in May.
Sonic Youth's last LP was 2009's The Eternal. They also composed the soundtrack for French movie Lights Out earlier this year.
Watch the video for Sonic Youth's 'Superstar' below: