Kim Gordon Announces First Solo Album “No Home Record” and Releases First Music Vid

The visual for “Sketch Artist” features Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City” and lots of sexy synths.

Kim Gordon has announced her first solo album under her own name. No Home Record was produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Miya Folick), who previously worked with Gordon on her 2016 solo single “Murdered Out,” a song that will also appear on this record.

Since Sonic Youth disbanded in 2011, co-founder Gordon has stayed busy, collaborating with people like Stephen Malkmus, Body/Head, and Tony Conrad. Now she’s going it alone, and the forthcoming album promises to be one of her most accessible-sounding to date; weird, raw pop both about the city where she grew up (Los Angeles) and her confused notions of “home” after spending so much time on the road.

The video for “Sketch Artist,” a new track out today, was directed by Loretta Fahrenholz. In it, Gordon plays a driver for a ride-share called Unter (sounds like Uber), whose mere glance causes random passerby on the LA streets to seize up and have fits in time with the track’s piercing synths (which almost overpower Gordon’s raspy vocals). The vid also features a special appearance from Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, who dons drag queen makeup and rides in the backseat. 

No Home Record is out October 13 on Matador Records. Pre-order it here.


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