Kimya Dawson Unveils New LP, Video

 

Get yr rooster on! Definitely our favorite album cover art
to date this year… Record features Aesop Rock, John Darnielle, Nik Fraiture and
others.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Kimya Dawson has announced her upcoming self-released album,
Thunder Thighs, due out October 25th
via Burnside Distribution.  As her seventh album, the assumed lo-fi sound
has taken a delightful turn with the addition of pianos, backing choirs, string
arrangements and several beats produced by rapper Aesop Rock.  Although
the personal touch of Kimya’s delicate strumming and the crackling of her soft
voice still sit forefront, the backbone is a more mature solid arrangement that
supports her powerful poetry. 

 

The mother of one, who’s worked with The Moldy Peaches and was
prominently featured as a key voice on platinum selling soundtrack for the film
Juno, recruited several artists to
join the aforementioned choir, appearances by Aesop Rock, John Darnielle of the
Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Bryan Danielson, Forever
Young Senior Citizen Rock and Roll Choir, Olympia Free Choir, and her own five
year old daughter Panda create an eccentric journey through Kimya’s revealing
and honest songs.  The first of 16 tracks to be uncovered is “All I
Could Do,” a live performance for Kimya’s chickens in her backyard shot by
Aesop Rock. 

 

 

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

1. All I Could Do

2. The Mare and the Bear

3. Year 10

4. Miami
Advice

5. Solid and Strong

6. Zero or a Zillion

7. Same Shit/ Complicated

8. I Like My Bike

9. Driving Driving Driving

10. You’re In

11. The Library

12. Walk Like Thunder

13. Captain Lou

14. Reflections

15. Unrefined

16. Utopian Futures

 

 

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