If You’ve Visited Downtown Los Angeles Recently, You Might Be in the New Video from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon for ‘Earthquake’

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No Home Record, the recent solo album from Kim Gordon that marks the Sonic Youth icon’s first record under her own name, is all about emotion and artistry. It’s a challenging and rewarding listen, for sure.

Further expressing that sentiment is Gordon’s new music video/visual film for “Earthquake.” Filmed using a ‘roving mobile phone,’ the clip captures a few minutes in time in downtown Los Angeles, as people go about their business.

For anybody who happened to be in DTLA during the time this video footage was filmed, there’s a decent chance they might recognize themselves … or not, considering the visual effects overlaid on the video that give the whole thing a surreal, jarring look. Check it out:

Another video from the album was premiered for the track “Sketch Artist,” and it, too, was filmed in Los Angeles and depicts Gordon as a shady rideshare driver cruising around town deep into the night hours.

That clip, plus the one for “Earthquake,” made up a special set of visual collaborations between Kim Gordon and artist Loretta Fahrenholz that accompanied the album. Here’s a playlist of all the videos:

As for No Home Record, this was provided in the news release a bit of context about it:

No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The Voidz, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (L’appel Du Vide, Full Mantis). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie.


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