Out Now: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth Releases First-Ever Solo Album, ‘No Home Record’ — Listen


There’s no avenue of artistic expression that Kim Gordon isn’t eager to try.

Since co-founding seminal band Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Gordon has earned acclaim for her work in music, art, fashion, film, books and more — but until today, she hadn’t released a proper solo album.

No Home Record was released today via Matador Records, as previewed in recent weeks with tracks like “Sketch Artist,” which came with its own creepy music video:

A bit more about the album, from its press release:

No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The Voidz, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (L’appel Du Vide, Full Mantis). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie.

The end result is a rather enthralling set of songs from Gordon that will only serve to add to her legacy over the years. At times jarring (like the guitar intro on “Air BnB”), other times unexpectedly “out there,” No Home Record is precisely what you’d hope a Kim Gordon album would sound like.

Stream the album below, via Spotify:



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