On The Cover -Kim Gordon: Tales from the US underground. We go inside the world of Kim Gordon as the bassist, guitarist, artist, some-time actor and fashionista releases her first ever solo album. As well as a new in-depth interview with Gordon, the story will also contain a number of extra features that map the music and influence of the Body/Head and one-time Sonic Youth member, including an interview with duo partner Bill Nace, a look back at the fertile 2000s Massachusetts weirdo rock scene that sprang up around Sonic Youth, and more. Meanwhile, inside the issue... The Primer: Death Metal, Nancarrow Karoake, Invisible Jukebox LindstrÝm, Epiphanies, The Inner Sleeve, Global Ear Belgrade's Roma musicians, Unlimited Editions Penultimate Press, Unofficial Channels Mosaic's Blue Note photo archive Plus features on John T Gast, The Big YES!, Hey String and Ka Baird.