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Kim Gordon Reveals New Body/Head Album, Solo Project
Bassist/guitarist/vocalist Kim Gordon is perhaps best known for her time in the influential punk band Sonic Youth since the early '80s, but she's also had a hand in a variety of other musical projects over the years. Thanks to an episode of Consequence of Sound/WFPK-FM's podcast "Kyle Meredith With …," we now know what's on the horizon for the Los Angeles-based artist.
We first learned that Gordon will release a new album from her experimental project Body/Head — a collaboration with artist/guitarist Bill Nace — on July 13. Following 2013's Coming Apart, this will be Body/Head's second studio album, but with a twist.
"It's really heavy," Gordon told Meredith. "I don't really know what to think of the Body/Head record. It's quite different than the first one."
Gordon also revealed she's working on a full-length solo album, but that likely won't be ready until 2019. However, her debut solo single, 2016's "Murdered Out," provides a taste of what could potentially be in store.
During the nearly 20-minute interview, Gordon also discussed the legacy of Sonic Youth, which has two album anniversaries this year — the 20th anniversary of A Thousand Leaves and 30th of Daydream Nation — and how the decision to end the iconic band's run in 2011 was bittersweet.
"We took it as far as we could," she said. "It's better to stop before all the good times are forgotten."