Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein

Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band, a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member’s life as an artist, musician, and mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center as part of their Arts & Ideas lecture series. It’s fascinating to watch the two feminist icons and artists in conversation. Gordon talks about traveling to Los Angeles to write parts of the memoir, and explains that staying in an Airbnb surrounded by someone else’s stuff allowed her some space in which to reflect on the life she’s built. From there, the two chat about the process of writing the book itself, the makings of a good bassist, and Sonic Youth’s final album, The Eternal, which was released in 2009. As expected, there’s a lot of great sideline commentary as well. Watch the interview below.[via Stereogum]

Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim’s new memoir Girl In A Band. Watch the two alt-rock veterans battle awkward silences and giggles to discuss Gordon’s time in Sonic Youth, bass guitar inspiration and the weird idea of being labeled a “girl in a band.”