New Cover Art for Kim Gordon’s Memoir, Girl in a Band

by Jenny Little

All around badass music icon, Kim Gordon, has not let Sonic Youth’s break-up slow her down. When she’s not rocking out with Nirvana, making cameo appearances on Girls, or touring with her band Body/Head, Kim Gordon has been working on her upcoming memoir, Girl in a Band.

The cover art is shown above and the release date is scheduled for February 24, 2015 through Harper Collins imprint Dey Street Books. The title comes from a lyric in “Sacred Trickster” off Sonic Youth’s last album, 2009’s The Eternal“What’s it like to be a girl in a band/ I don’t quite understand.”

As a pioneer for women in the male-dominated rock industry, Kim Gordon’s book will offer a new perspective on the life and struggles of a popular musician. According to Pitchfork, we can expect an in-depth account of Gordon’s “childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band.” Of course, what is most heavily anticipated is Gordon’s discussion of her relationship with Thurston Moore and their split, leading up to the dissolution of Sonic Youth in 2011. 

Considering all of Gordon’s accomplishments in rock music, we can’t wait for Girl in a Band to hit the shelves! In the meantime, check out Kim Gordon’s current project, Body/Head, which recently announced a few upcoming tour dates in November.


Body/Head Tour Dates:

11/06 & 11/07: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

11/08: Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale (Boston Hassle Fest VI)

11/15: Raleigh, NC @ Kings (presented by NARAL Pr0-Choice NC & Three Lobed Recording)

Image via Pitchfork. 

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