NEW MUSIC: Kim Gordon Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Murdered Out’

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Kim Gordon has kept pretty busy in the last couple of post-Sonic Youth years. She’s continued to work on visual art, collaborated with in Body/Head, released her acclaimed Girl In A Band autobiography and now, with little buildup, she’s released her first single under her own name. Murdered Out was recorded with producer Justin Raisen and is built on a huge lurching drum beat courtesy of Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and plenty of distortion and general audio chaos in an industrial/trashy garage-rock/post-punk style.

The single is out now via Matador Records.

Kim Gordon:

“Black matte spray.

When I moved back to LA I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of low-rider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, The Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, “none of the above.”

“Murdered Out,” as a look, is now creeping into mainstream culture as a design trend. A coffee brand. A clothing line. A nail polish color.

Black-on-black matte is the ultimate expression in digging out, getting rid of, purging the soul. Like a black hole, the supreme inward look, a culture collapsing in on itself, the outsider as an unwilling participant as the “It” look.”

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NEWS: Splendour Sideshows Announced…

Now that this year’s Splendour is all but sold out the promoters have given the go ahead for the release of the sideshow details so that those of us who can’t or choose not to attend the event can get along to their fave act’s own headline gigs – normally the best way to experience them if you are a real fan. Some of our tips for attendance include…

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS SIDESHOWS 2011:

ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN  Friday 29th July – Factory Theatre, Sydney  |  Monday 1st August, The National Theatre, Melbourne  |  Wednesday 3rd August – The Fly By Night, Perth.

THE KILLS  Tuesday 26th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney  |  Thursday 28th July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne.

MODEST MOUSE  Monday 25th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney  |  Wednesday 27th July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne.

PULP  Wednesday 27th July – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney  |  Friday 29th July – Festival Hall, Melbourne.

JAMES BLAKE  Tuesday 26th July – The Prince, Melbourne  |  Thursday 28th July – The Factory, Sydney.

THE HIVES  Monday 25th July – Thebarton, Adelaide  |  Wednesday 27th July – Festival Hall, Melbourne  |  Thursday 28th July – Hordern, Sydney.

THE VACCINES  Tuesday 2nd August – The Metro, Sydney  |  Wednesday 3rd August – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne.

WILD BEASTS  Wednesday 27th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney  |  Thursday 28th July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne.

DANANANANAKROYD  Friday 29th July – The Annandale, Sydney  |  Monday 1st August – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne.

WARPAINT  28th July – Manning Bar, Sydney  |  24th July – Jive, Adelaide  |  26th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne.

MONA  28th July – Annandale Hotel, Sydney  |  26th July – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne.