Kim Gordon Announces Debut Solo Album + Shares Single 'Sketch Artist'

Kim Gordon Announces Debut Solo Album + Shares Single 'Sketch Artist'

C.C. / Photo credit: Natalia Mantini / Wednesday 21st August, 2019 10:04AM

Kim Gordon of US art-rock legends Sonic Youth has dropped the lead single from her forthcoming first ever solo album No Home Record, releasing this October. Although Gordon's massively influential back catalogue stretches further than you can scroll down a page – including 15 studio albums with the aforementioned NYC noiseniks, records as a member of Free Kitten and Body/Head, collaborations with Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Julie Cafritz, Stephen Malkmus and many more – somehow the multitalented artist, musician, artist, film maker and fashion designer has never released a solo studio long player. This issue is rectified with No Home Record, whose title is derived from a Chantal Akerman film, gesturing towards the guitar, drum machine and solo vocals approach Gordon utilised when she began playing music in the early 80s.

To accompany today's announcement, Kim Gordon has also unveiled a haunting and suspenseful sci fi-tinged clip for booming lead track 'Sketch Artist'. Directed by Loretta Fahrenholz and featuring cameos from Broad City's Abbi Jacobson as well as Gordon’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the unforgettable visuals depict the artist in the drivers seats as an "Unter" driver, wrecking havoc on passers-by with her mysterious powers.

Director Loretta Fahrenholz explains: “’Sketch Artist’ is a haunted car ride. Kim drives as "Unter" Pool summons passengers throughout nighttime LA. The city drifts by, passengers intermingle in the back seat and Kim's deadly stare shocks pedestrians along her route.”

'No Home Record' is out on Friday 11th October via Matador / Rhythmethod.


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