Kim Gordon's 'Girl in a Band' Memoir Has 2015 Street Date
Kim Gordon is ready to tell her side of the story.
"Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl In A Band," a synopsis of the tome reads. "Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means -- and what happens when it dissolves."
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Gordon’s memoir will also take an “atmospheric look at the New York of the '80s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth,” and study the “alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts.”
The book will be published in the U.S. through Harper Collins imprint Dey Street Books.
Gordon and Moore were, for many years, the unofficial “first couple” of indie rock. They performered together in the influential noise-rockers Sonic Youth since 1981, and married three years later. The pair split in 2011, and the band went into indefinite hiatus after completing their touring commitments. In April 2013, Sonic Youth fans learned in Elle that an affair -- Moore hooked up with art book editor Eva Prinz -- led to the couple's separation. Gordon was later quoted as saying: "It ended in a normal way -- midlife crisis, starstruck woman."
Sonic Youth's 2009 album The Eternal was their 15th and final studio set. Following the shutdown of the group, Gordon formed Body/Head with guitarist Bill Nace. A debut album Coming Apart came in September 2013.