Murdered Out - Kim Gordon

from the single Murdered Out (2016)

After a 35 year music career, former Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon has released her first song under her own name.

Murdered Out is loud, noisy, and delicious.  The groove lover in me digs the big fat bass line that serves as the song's central hook.

"Murdered Out" is an expression used to describe the black-on-black matte finish of spray paint that has is used in certain do-it-yourself paint jobs on cars, and such.  As Kim Gordon describes on her labels YouTube channel:

"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 the lowrider 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 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 of 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."

Get your rock on and turn this one up.

Click Here to listen to Murdered Out.


  1. Wow. That base line just puts your brain in zombie mode and you just want the music to eat more of yours and other's brains, and then cover it up with a black matte spray. I look forward to Kim's next collaboration too!

  2. I agree. I look forward towards firing up the bass amp and trying to dial in the tone.


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