Say it ain’t so. The most alternative parents on the planet, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, have announced their split after 27 years of marriage. The Sonic Youth linchpins began dating in ’81, were married by ’84 and welcomed daughter Coco in ’94. Together they formed the most adorable family band to ever grace Stars Hollow.
Sadly, a statement from Matador implies the split might impact Sonic Youth’s future beyond a November tour of South America: “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.”