"Kimya and guest performer Eliot" (hortensejones)
So you're up for a Grammy with the "Juno" soundtrack.Juno won the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media"
Kimya Dawson: (Heaves a sigh) Yeah. (Laughs)
Was it weird for you to be on the No. 1 album last year?
Uh, it was funny. But it was pretty silly. I mean, the songs were in a movie that was really, really popular; and it was just a really good movie. So I think that the way the movie made people feel really made my music more relatable. ... It wasn't like (boatloads) of people were suddenly getting what I do.
Have you gotten calls to appear on other soundtracks?
I've got a few songs on a film that's coming out (that) just premiered at Sundance called "Unmade Beds." And it's (made by) an Argentine director named Alexis Dos Santos. He made a film called "Glue" a few years ago that had a few of my songs in it. ... He had invited me to perform at the premiere last week. But I had started a community choir in Olympia; and our first performance was that night, so I couldn't miss that.
Kimya Dawson is playing Europa in Brooklyn on March 10th with Shellshag. Tickets are on sale. The show is one day before she plays the REM tribute show at Carnegie Hall which is one day before she plays SUNY Purchase. All dates below...
Kimya Dawson - 2009 Tour Dates
March 06 - 2640 Space, Baltimore, MD
March 07 - The Black Cat, Washington, DC
March 09 - The First Unitarian Church's Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
March 10 - Europa, Brooklyn, NY
March 11 - Carnegie Hall - REM Benefit, New York, NY
March 12 - SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
April 14 - Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
April 18 - Howie and Son's Pizza, Visalia, CA
April 19 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
May 16 - ATP UK, Minehead, Somerset