Kim Gordon announces debut solo album with “Sketch Artist”

    The Sonic Youth co-founder officially steps out.

    Kim Gordon Sonic Youth No Home Record solo album
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    Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon has released “Sketch Artist” and announced her debut solo album, No Home Record.

    The video for the ominous, industrial-tinged single, directed by Loretta Fahrenholz, stars Gordon as a rideshare driver for a service dubbed Unter. As she ferries her passengers around—one of them Abbi Jacobson of Broad City—she witnesses interpretive dancers collapsing on the pavement, breaking out their moves in unexpected settings.

    The nine-track No Home Record was produced by Justin Raisen, whose “persistence” Gordon credited in a statement for the album’s very existence. Its title nods to No Home Movie, a film by Chantal Akerman, but also seems inspired by Los Angeles, Gordon’s home for some years now. “Living in LA the last few years, it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home,” Gordon said in a statement.

    No Home Record will arrive October 11 via Matador Records. It’s Gordon’s first solo album and follows The Switch, her 2018 album with Bill Nace as the duo Body/Head.

    Watch the video for “Sketch Artist” here: