Monday, March 12, 2012

Show Preview - Kimya Dawson - Warhol - 3.22.12 - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Kimya Dawson will be making a stop in Pgh at the Warhol Museum Thursday, 3.22. A member of the anti-folk scene in NYC (along with recent shows by Jaymay, Jeffrey Lewis), the artist has been creating music for more than 20 years. Her twee-pop persona work showcases mostly her voice and acoustic guitar. In 2007 KD received her greatest attention with the cutesy high school pregnancy movie Juno. Her former band The Moldy Peaches appeared in the movie and on its soundtrack with KD's solo work as a backdrop throughout. Juno became the semi-success that KD needed to launch her career from a cult following to sudo-mainstream.

From her press:

Kimya Dawson is not preaching to the choir, rather gladly admits standing in the middle, arms around each member, singing her upcoming self-released album, Thunder Thighs due out October 18th via Burnside Distribution. As Kimya's 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 work with The Moldy Peaches and the Grammy Award winning, platinum selling soundtrack for the film Juno, did not record alone. With her latest release, Kimya has recruited several artists to join the aforementioned choir, appearances by Aesop Rock, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Daniel Bryan, 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. The first track of the album acts as a musical snapshot of Kimya's life, and is the perfect introduction to her latest release.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. More information on the show can be found here. More information about the artist:

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