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Carrie Brownstein and Kim Gordon Talk About Being the “Girls in a Band”

For the past few weeks, Kim Gordon has been touring the country to promote Girl in a Band, the new, sprawling memoir that details her time in Sonic Youth and her recent split from ex-bandmate and husband Thurston Moore.  

As part of that tour, she talked with someone who knows a thing or two about being a multi-talented artist in a pioneering alt-rock band—Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein, who just announced a memoir of her own, deftly navigates Gordon’s typically detached manner, and the duo’s hour-long talk teems with insight and humor.