Add Kim Gordon to the growing list of prominent musicians calling on Argentines to support Union por la Patria’s (UxP’s) Sergio Massa in this weekend’s run-off presidential election.
On Tuesday, the former guitarist and vocalist for the alternative rock band Sonic Youth took to social media to rail against the economy minister’s far-right opponent, Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza, LLA). The drawing, a play on Sonic Youth’s iconic album cover for Goo, depicts Massa and his vice presidential candidate, Agustín Rossi, clad in a pair of sunglasses, with the former smoking a cigarette. Adjacent to the image is a block of text that reads, in Spanish, “There’s a storm of denialist wigs. On November 19, let’s vote against the neoliberal far right.”
Gordon posted the image to Instagram and X (formerly Twitter). The drawing is credited to the musician Andrés Asia, the magazine editor Juan Cruz Molas y Molas, and the artist Lautaro Alincastro.
“Join the chorus, share the vibe, and help spread this peaceful activism,” Gordon implored.
“NO TO FASCISM; NO TO DENIALISM; NO TO THE LOSS OF RIGHTS; NO TO THE ULTRA RIGHT,” she continued. “30,000 COMPANIONS DISAPPEARED. MEMORY, TRUTH, AND JUSTICE. YES TO DEMOCRACY NOW AND ALWAYS.”
“On 11/19, we vote for democracy. WE GOT POWER!!”
Shortly after the PASO vote on August 13, the Argentine pop singer Lali Esposito called Milei’s victory in the primary election “sad” and “scary.” In recent months, several native rock stars, including Lito Vitale, León Gieco, and Pedro Aznar, have urged the nation to vote for Massa.
Gordon, an outspoken progressive who has always worn her politics proudly, is the first major American artist to do so.