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 Kim Gordon  and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth perform  in New York in 2009. Photograph: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images

One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the American west coast, is how quiet she sounds. Seeing as she’s t(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)