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Kimya Dawson

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If you have listened to The Moldy Peaches or to any of Kimya Dawson's first three solo albums (i'm sorry that sometimes i'm mean, knock-knock who?, and my cute fiend sweet princess) you will be familiar with her beautiful use of cassette four track to achieve an intimate sense of solitude. These home recordings make it feel as though you have a friend there with you whispering in your ear. And you do. Kimya is your friend. She is one of those rare birds that make you feel like she needs you as much as you need her. Her songs make you feel needed and important. And her fans/friends have been doing the same for her. Since the release of early Moldy Peaches recordings she has been hearing people say "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this" and to this she replies "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this". Over the past 4 years of almost constant touring and recording and documenting all of her activities at both diaryland.com and at livejournal.com Kimya has become a stronger musician and person with a good team of friends and family all over the world to keep her company wherever she may wander. With The Moldy Peaches on hiatus she has been performing solo and is almost always on tour. Among the folks she has toured with are They Might Be Giants, The Butchies, Herman Dune, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Third Eye Blind, Jeffrey Lewis, Daniel Johnston, and K records founder Calvin Johnson. And she has played numerous shows with The Mountain Goats and Regina Spektor. She will play in big venues opening for huge pop acts or in your basement with the kids from down the street. It makes no difference to her. She just loves to and needs to play. On separate occasions and on different continents Frank Black (The Pixies) and Kaia Wilson (Team Dresch, The Butchies) have recently called Kimya Dawson a "road warrior". And there is no better way to describe someone who is most comfortable cruising the highway in her minivan, with her baby(doll) in the back seat, on her way to sing you songs and give you hugs, and probably ask to sleep on your couch. Not because she can't afford to stay in a hotel, but because she is on a mission to embrace the whole world.