A brutal slice of noise rock...
'Murdered Out'

Kim Gordon has shared new cut 'Murdered Out'.

The Sonic Youth legend has been busy with numerous projects of late, including her ongoing involvement with Body/Head.

New cut 'Murdered Out' is being released through Matador under her own name, and features production from Justin Raisen.

Noise rock as black as they come, the distorted electronics of the beat is set against savage guitars and a cool-as-hell bassline from Kim herself.

Tune in now, then check out a note from Kim Gordon after the jump.

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.

I met the über talented Justin Raisen, the producer, by chance. He was working on a project with another artist and kept sending me tracks to listen to with the possibility of getting me to sing on one of them. When I learned I could make up my own lyrics, I was in. With the remaining bits of unused vocals, he started what would be 'Murdered Out.' Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) plays drums, based on the trashy drums that Justin first laid down. I went back and did more vocals and guitar and we mixed it…'Murdered Out' was such a great surprise! Looking forward to our next collaboration.

Kim Gordon
August 2016

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