Pitchfork reports that Girl in a Band, the long-awaited memoir by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, has been given a release date and cover artwork. The book will be released Feb. 24, 2015, through Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Check out the cover below:
Girl in a Band will chronicle much of Gordon's life, including her childhood, years with Sonic Youth and current band Body/Head with guitarist Bill Nace. It will presumably discuss the breakup of her marriage to her Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore as well, with a press release stating, "At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means — and what happens when it dissolves."
You can read the full description of Girl in a Band given in the press release here:
"Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means — and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the '80s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist and the source of much fascination."
You can check out Gordon's upcoming dates with Body/Head here:
11/6-7/14 — Union Pool — Brooklyn, New York
11/8/14 — Cuisine En Local (Hassle Fest) — Boston, Massachusetts
11/15/14 — Kings (NARAL Pro-Choice NC Benefit) — Raleigh, North Carolina