Kim Gordon's New Memoir 'Girl In A Band'

Of the things we know to be true about Kim Gordon–on a completely surface level, she has unmatchable took-an-hour-to-get-this bed head–the most obvious is that she’s so much more than the girl from that band. The visual artist and skilled musician (remember, she’s the vocalist, bassist, and guitarist of Sonic Youth) released the cover of her highly anticipated memoir Girl In A Band. The title is certainly not Gordon pigeon-holing herself, but instead a jab at journalists, critics, and listeners that have continuously asked her about her residency as Sonic Youth’s token female.

According to the book’s description, Gordon touches upon "the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band…the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves." It’s fair to expect a refreshing and gritty take on one of New York’s most exciting cultural turning points and Gordon’s role in influencing a new generation of artists, including Nirvana, Hole, Chloe Sevigny, and Sofia Coppola.

Girl In A Band isn’t out until February, but in the meantime, you can catch Gordon on tour with performance partner Bill Nace as Body/Head.

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