Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon



Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953)[1] is an American musician, songwriter, and visual artist. Born in Rochester, New York, Gordon was raised in Los Angeles, California, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute.[2] She later rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of the New York City-based alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

Gordon also formed the musical project Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore) in the 1990s,[3] and debuted as a producer on Hole's debut album Pretty on the Inside (1991). Gordon also worked on a fashion line called X-Girl in 1993,[4] and continued to write and release material with Sonic Youth throughout the 1990s and on into the late 2000s.

Gordon has collaborated with Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Kathleen Hanna, and Chris Corsano.[5][6][7][8][9] In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in September 2013.[10] Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, was published in February 2015, by HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books.[11]



Sonic Youth
Free Kitten
Murdered Out
Murdered Out is a song by musical artist Kim Gordon, released on September 12, 2016.

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Drop Fuzzy Single 'Shiggy'
  –  March 26, 2018
The long-awaited record from Malkmus and pals is their first since 2014's Wig Out At Jagbags and will feature a duet with legendary Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon, you can stream 'Shiggy' below... 'Sparkle Hard' is out Friday 18th May via Matador Records.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Shiggy”
  –  March 26, 2018
Malkmus has just announced that album: It’s called Sparkle Hard and it’s out on 5/18. It includes a feature from Kim Gordon, on a song called “Refute,” though that’s not the track you’ll be hearing today. Instead, Malkmus has shared a new one ...
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' Announce New Album 'Sparkle Hard'
  –  March 26, 2018
A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – the Jicks refashioned." Yes, the album features a guest spot by former Sonic Youth hero Kim Gordon. The PR goes on to say "self-indulgent escapism has never been ...
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Share The Sludgy Single ‘Shiggy’ From Their New Album ‘Sparkle Hard’
  –  March 26, 2018
The new album contains a whole bevy of unexpected left turns, including the use of auto-tune, fiddle, and a guest appearance from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon. Sparkle Hard is set to drop on May 18th via Matador. You can pre-order the record here ...
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announce new album, Sparkle Hard, share stomping “Shiggy”: Stream
  –  March 26, 2018
There’s also Auto-Tune, an acoustic folk intro, and guest vocals from the one and only Kim Gordon (if you’ll recall, in 1999 Malkmus and Gordon played together in the Sonic Youth side-project Kim’s Bedroom). As a preview, Malkmus & co. have shared ...
Kim Gordon & Chris Kraus in conversation with Irwin Swirnoff
  –  March 21, 2018
Chris Kraus is a filmmaker and the author of I Love Dick and Aliens & Anorexia, and coeditor of Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader. Index called her “one of the most subversive voices in American fiction.” Her work has been praised for its ...
Uggs Aren't Just Back: They're Starting To Look More Popular Than They Have In Years
  –  March 19, 2018
A common question that seems to swirl around the Ugg brand is if it’s back or not. “If Anyone Can Make Uggs Cool Again, It’s Kyle MacLachlan and Kim Gordon,” reads a recent headline from W. “Are Uggs making a comeback?” asks Vogue. GQ just ...
10 vital books to read during women’s month
  –  March 14, 2018
Angel Cheng Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon I must’ve been around 15 when I first saw a YouTube video of Sonic Youth playing live. I remember sitting behind a clunky desktop in my school’s computer lab watching Kim Gordon shred out “Kool Thing,” in awe ...
On My Way Pre-K allows kids to start education early despite their financial situation
  –  March 13, 2018
The only stipulation is the parents have to be working or going to school. Local program coordinator Kim Gordon urges any interested parents to sign their child up. She says pre-k programs are very important to developing one major skill needed for being a ...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 'In Concert' Series
  –  March 13, 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert will be available April 24 as four DVDs and two Blu-rays featuring 53 live performances from the ceremonies, including: Nirvana's 2014 performance with Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and Annie Clark singing in place ...
Rodarte RTW Fall 2018
  –  January 30, 2018
Kirsten Dunst (pregnant with her first child), Kim Gordon, Grimes, Gia Coppola, Miranda July and Ava Phillippe are among the talents they tapped to pose in outfits from their fall collection, which were also displayed on dressmakers’ forms in a Paris ...


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