“I’ve always felt uncomfortable giving people what they want or expect,” Kim Gordon confided in her 2015 memoir Girl In A Band. Indeed, the legendary Sonic Youth co-founder’s prolific career has been defined and propelled by her creative iconoclasm and proven penchant for fearless experimentation.
Now, nearly 40 years since her influential band first emerged to push the musical envelope and following a handful of side projects, Gordon is set to unveil her first-ever proper solo album entitled No Home Record. Inspired in part by her recent move to Los Angeles and slated to arrive October 11th courtesy of Matador Records, Gordon’s nine-track debut LP is preceded by the haunting, bass-heavy stunner “Sketch Artist” and its eerie accompanying video directed by Loretta Fahrenholz.
“Why a solo record? And why now?” Gordon reflects in an official statement. “I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of [Producer] Justin Raisen. Living in L.A. the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”
Watch the video for “Sketch Artist” below and be sure to mark October 11th in your calendars.