Kimya Dawson plans to self-release her seventh solo album Thunder Thighs via Burnside Distribution. The album, cover art above, features many guest appearances. As previously mentioned, that includesAesop Rock (who she recently toured with), John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, and others. You can check out a video of Kimya performing album track "All I Could Do" below.
Kimya will play a few Australian dates with Aesop Rock in October before heading out on a US tour in support of her album in November. That tour includes NYC-area shows on November 12 at Maxwell's and November 13 at Knitting Factory. Many of the shows, including the Knitting Factory show, are with the collaborative group Your Heart Breaks, which Kimya has been a part of, but no opener has been announced for the Maxwell's show. Berth Control also play the Knitting Factory date. Tickets are on sale now for Maxwell's and Knitting Factory.
All dates, video, and tracklist below...
Kimya Dawson performing "All I Could Do"
Thunder Thighs Tracklist:
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
16. Utopian Futures
Kimya Dawson -- 2011 Tour Dates
Fri-14-Oct - Sydney MANNING BAR
Sat-15-Oct - Melbourne MELBOURNE FESTIVAL The Forum
Sun-16-Oct - Brisbane THE HIFI
Sat-Nov-05 Portland, OR Siren Festival / Mississippi Studios Matinee
Thu-Nov-10 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Fri-Nov-11 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat-Nov-12 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Sun-Nov-13 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Fri-Nov-18 Los Angeles, CA The Echo (early)
Sun-Nov-20 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop