Kim Gordon has announced the release of her second book No Icon which is described as a “personally curated scrapbook” by the publisher, Rizzoli, and is also set to feature a foreword from Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein.
The new book follows on from Gordon’s 2015 memoir, Girl In A Band, wherein she discussed the breakdown of her marriage with Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore which led to the seminal band no longer continuing. No Icon is set to arrive on October 13th and will feature previously-unpublished photographs, fashion editorials, song lyrics, writing, and provides like no other into the world of the former Sonic Youth musician’s career and says it forms “an edgy and evocative portrait of Gordon’s life, art, and style”.
“Through unpublished personal photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, fashion editorials, and advertising campaigns, interspersed with Gordon’s song lyrics, writings, artworks, private objects, and ephemera, this book demonstrates how Kim Gordon has been a role model for generations of women and men,” the book’s webpage reads.
No Icon is set to illustrate Gordon’s younger years in California pre-Sonic Youth and follow her chase her dream as she ventured into New York’s downtown music scene, soon becoming one of the biggest names in the city.
Last year, saw Gordon release her debut album No Home Record to a fine reception which saw her finally step out in her own right away from Sonic Youth. The last decade has been an interesting one for her that has seen her find her feet as a writer and solo artist which is quite the change from how she spent the previous thirty years.