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Kim Gordon Debut Solo Album

Kim Gordon announces her first-ever solo album, No Home Record, to be released October 11 on Matador Records.  The announcement of No Home Record follows the recent opening of Gordon’s solo exhibition, She Bites Her Tender Mind, at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin and Lo-Fi Glamour at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Among its nine tracks, No Home Record features new single 'Sketch Artist' accompanied by a video directed by Berlin-based experimental artist Loretta Fahrenholz and includes a cameo from actress and writer Abbi Jacobson.

No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The Voidz, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (L’appel Du Vide). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie .

“‘Why a solo record? And why now?,’” Gordon mused of the upcoming solo debut. “I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen.  Living in LA the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”

Since co-founding the legendary Sonic Youth in the early 80s, Kim Gordon has remained at the nexus of music, fashion, art and (more recently) books and film. In the past few years alone, Gordon has debuted in the #1 spot on the NY Times Bestseller List with her 2015 memoir Girl In A Band, acted alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill under the direction of Gus Van Sant (in 2018’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot), released music and performed as one half of Body/Head alongside Bill Nace, and opened multiple solo-exhibitions at internationally renowned museums.

No Home Record - Tracklisting:

1 Sketch Artist

2 Air BnB

3 Paprika Pony

4 Murdered Out

5 Don’t Play It

6 Cookie Butter

7 Hungry Baby

8 Earthquake

9 Get Yr Life Back

 

 

Bats Share ‘Old Hitler'

Dublin avant-rock 5-piece Bats have announced details of their first new album in seven years, Alter Nature, and have shared the first single to be taken from the record, 'Old Hitler'. Having formed in 2006, the band released their EP, Cruel Sea Scientist, in 2007, their debut LP, Red In Tooth & Claw, produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, in 2009 and The Sleep Of Reason produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common in 2012.

With the forthcoming release of their third studio album Alter Nature, Bats seek to continue their ongoing quest of promoting science and reason while combating superstition and pseudoscience with blastable riffs and existential grooves. This evident on the new single 'Old Hitler', with the band explaining:"Old Hitler was a legendary giant hammerhead shark, nicknamed by US naval officers in the midst of WWII. This song posits the question... what if Old Hitler showed up at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945? What carnage would he have wrought? This question and many more answered on Alter Nature."

Alter Nature is a full-frontal attack to all of the senses. Bats incredibly idiosyncratic and cacophonous yet entirely rousing experimental noise-rock delves into intelligent and complex territory both lyrically and musically, but Bats understand that it need not exclude it from having a raw, rhythmic energy and a strong sense of melody.

This translates perfectly into their live shows and has seen the band earn plaudits and fans playing alongside the likes of The Locust, These Arms Are Snakes, The Jesus Lizard, Gang Gang Dance, Sebadoh and Chrome Hoof.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Summoning The Demon

2. Christian Science

3. The Call Of Chtulhu

4. Old Hitler

5. In The Court Of The CRISPR King

6. Ergot

7. Dyson Sphere

8. Family Planning

9. Current Affairs

 

 

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