Kim Gordon has announced the release of a new book – or “personally curated scrapbook”, as described in a listing by the publisher, Rizzoli – titled No Icon, and introduced with a foreword from Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein.
Arriving October 13, No Icon will feature previously-unpublished photographs, fashion editorials, song lyrics, writing, and other ephemera from the legendary Sonic Youth musician’s career, to form “an edgy and evocative portrait of Gordon’s life, art, and style”.
Last year, Kim Gordon released her first ever solo album, No Home Record, following the break up of Sonic Youth back in 2011. More recently, the musician has thrown her support behind an initiative to provide face coverings to Indigenous communities across the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Revisit Kim Gordon’s 2019 interview with Dazed – in which she discusses No Home Record, as well as her previous book, the 2015 memoir Girl in a Band – here, and view the announcement of No Icon below.
The new book "Kim Gordon: No Icon" takes an edgy and evocative look at Gordon's life, art, and style, spanning from her childhood on Californian surf beaches to New York's downtown scene in the '80s and '90s where Sonic Youth was born. On sale Oct. 13: https://t.co/LLaE3rl0PXpic.twitter.com/mkspSaaWZd