“When you’re onstage you can’t hide from other people, or hide from yourself either.” — Kim Gordon, from Girl In A Band
Girl In A Band is the highly-anticipated, deeply personal, and introspective exploration of a revolutionary artist and cultural icon. Known for a multitude of creative endeavors, such as: founder/bassist/vocalist of Sonic Youth; acclaimed visual artist; fashion designer and style icon; and her latest band, Body/Head, Gordon crafts a beautifully written, hypnotically-told narrative.
From suburban California to Toronto to New York City’s blossoming and gritty Soho, Kim Gordon reflects on her childhood, her life in art, her band, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and numerous other milestones in her life and career. Kim’s writings offer an insightful look at the widely-speculated events in her life that, before now, remained undiscussed.
The world of Girl In A Band is also an atmospheric look at LA in the 60s and 70s, New York City in the 80s and 90s, filled with a cast of characters, all of whom were crucial to the burgeoning art, fashion, and music scene that shaped a new generation.
Kim Gordon is a musician, vocalist, visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. In 1993 she launched her own fashion line, X-Girl, and continues to work in fashion from time to time. She has appeared in several films including Last Days by Gus Van Zant, as well as episodes of Gossip Girl and Girls. In the spring of 2015, the 303 Gallery in New York will put on a show of her paintings and collages. In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace. She lives in Northampton, New York, and Los Angeles.