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Kim Gordon goes industrial on new single “Murdered Out” — listen

on September 12, 2016, 12:23pm


Kim Gordon has a habit of releasing a smattering of tracks every few months or so. This year, she’s already covered the Velvet Underground with Kurt Vile and debuted her new band Glitterbust. Today, Gordon returns in a big way with her seething new industrial track “Murdered Out”.

According to the former Sonic Youth member, the one-off single was inspired by black matte paint spray as “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.” In a statement, Gordon observed the popularity of the spray shortly after her return to the West Coast:

“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” was produced by Justin Raisen (HEALTH, Sky Ferreira) and features drums from Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint (no sign of Trent Reznor though). Hear the song in full above.