Kim Gordon has announced details of her first ever solo album No Home Record out through Matador Records on the 11th October. Plus shared the first single ‘Sketch Artist’ with its accompanying video. Abrasive, industrial and earth shuddering ‘Sketch Artist’ is interspersed with moments of artful reflection. The video sees Kim as a driver for an app called “Unter” Pool, summoning passengers and casting spells on pedestrians with her gaze throughout nighttime LA. Watch it below.
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). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie .
“‘Why a solo record? And why now?,’” Gordon mused of the upcoming solo debut. “I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen. Living in LA the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”
She’s also shared the excellently visceral squals of album track ‘Murdered Out’.
Since co-founding the legendary Sonic Youth in the early 80’s, Kim Gordon has remained at the nexus of music, fashion, art and (more recently) books and film. In the past few years alone, Gordon has debuted in the #1 spot on the NY Times Bestseller List with her 2015 memoir Girl In A Band, acted alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill under the direction of Gus Van Sant (in 2018’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot), released music and performed as one half of Body/Head alongside Bill Nace, and opened multiple solo-exhibitions at internationally renowned museums.
No Home Record Tracklisting:
1 Sketch Artist
2 Air BnB
3 Paprika Pony
4 Murdered Out
5 Don’t Play It
6 Cookie Butter
7 Hungry Baby
9 Get Yr Life Back
Photo Credit: Natalia Mantini