Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth has announced the release of a new book – or “personally curated scrapbook”, as described in a listing by the publisher, Rizzoli. The hardcover titled No Icon will feature a foreword from Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein.
“An edgy and evocative look at Gordon’s life” will be available for the masses on October 13, and feature previously-unpublished photographs, fashion editorials, song lyrics, writing, and other ephemera from the legendary Sonic Youth musician’s career.
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.
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/LLaE3rl0PX pic.twitter.com/mkspSaaWZd
— Rizzoli Publications (@Rizzoli_Books) October 3, 2020