There’s an innocence at the heart of Kimya Dawson‘s work that knocks the hard edges off her lyrics. Somehow, as Dawson sings her complex lyrics, she remains a tender, sweet observer, even when she’s singing about very serious things, like crime, being a mother, the insanity of modern politics, conspiracy theories, or death and dying. She was one of the opening artists for Jad Fair, at The Vera Project, at the Seattle Center (6 May 2013). It was also a small distro party for K Records; Dawson has released a few LPs with K, including “Remember I Love You” (2006) and “Alphabutt” (2008). She’s just released a lot of stuff. Her latest record is “Thunder Thighs” (Great Crap Factory, 2011), which features John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats) helping out on one track, along with Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes) and Aesop Rock. Indie music royalty with a gentle punk center.
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