Kim Gordon, once of Sonic Youth, will publish her much-anticipated memoir Girl In A Band on Tuesday, and we already know that the book has some cold words for Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, Lana Del Rey, and, of course, Gordon’s ex-husband Thurston Moore. We did now, however, know that Gordon was working on solo music. But on a new episode of the horrifically-named Billboard rock podcast “The Alt In Our Stars,” the two hosts premiere a haunted, minimal new Gordon solo song called “Close Your Eyes.” It has her moaning disaffectedly over meditative fuzzed-out guitar and harmonica. Below, you can hear the song (it starts at the 18:29 mark). She wrote it for Les Biches, a ballet that will be part of London’s Frieze Art Fair in fall. The podcast also has Gordon reading a passage from Girl In A Band, in which she talks about playing the final Sonic Youth show at a Brazilian festival.
Girl In A Band: A Memoir is out 2/24, via Dey Street Books.