Kim Gordon records ‘minimal hip-hop track’ with Peaches

Former Sonic Youth member reveals the news as a guest on the Marc Maron WTF podcast

Ex-Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon has revealed that she’s worked with Peaches on a new song.

The musician recently released her new memoir Girl In A Band, appearing on the Marc Maron WTF podcast to discuss the book, as well as a variety of other topics.

While also speaking about music, art and her personal life, Gordon also confirmed the new collaboration. “When I went in there [to record] it was just kind of a minimal hip hop track, and I just put something down and then Peaches built a rap around it,” she said.

Gordon also stated that she’s been filming a music video for the song, entitled ‘Close Up’, with Peaches in Los Angeles. Listen to the podcast here.

Girl In A Band‘s title refers to the lyric “What’s it like to be a girl in a band?/I don’t quite understand” from 2009 Sonic Youth track ‘Sacred Trickster’.

In it, Gordon calls Billy Corgan a “crybaby” and questions Courtney Love’s mental health, says that Lana Del Rey “doesn’t even know what feminism is” and slams former husband Thurston Moore’s “rock star showboating” during Sonic Youth’s final show.

Kim Gordon was a member of the iconic group from their foundation in 1981 until 2011, when the band went on hiatus after her separation from husband and bandmate, Moore. She has since formed a new band, Body/Head, with Vampire Belt member Bill Nace. In April 2014 she joined vocalists including St Vincent, Lorde and Joan Jett in fronting Nirvana for the band’s reformation at their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.
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