Aw, this is sad, you guys!
Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore- the couple behind Sonic Youth who have very nearly literally been together forever- have called it quits after a pretty impressive 27 years of marriage. The couple married in 1984, and have since been making music together as well as dabbling in pursuit’s like Gordon’s X-Girl line of clothing.
The announcement of the official divorce of Moore, 53, and Gordon, 58, casts the future of Sonic Youth into uncertainty despite a reassurance that the band’s current tour will be completed. The statement released through Matador Records confirming the split seems to hint that after the tour the band- which has been around since 1980- may dissolve as well:
“Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment.”
Moore- who was tapped by Rolling Stone as #34 on the list of top 100 guitarists in 2004- had this to say about his marriage to Gordon back in 2008:
“I can’t think of how or where I’d be without Kim’s influence. And we’re like any couple that’s been together for close to 30 years. There’s a genuine psychophysical connection. Sometimes I feel things happening in me, and I know that something’s going on with her. When you’re married and you have that kind of connection, you become really spiritually, psychologically connected. We grew up together, in a way.”
Sniffle. Below, one of my favorite 90’s Sonic Youth tracks- what’s yours?