Monday, January 26, 2015

Kimya Dawson Sings Praises of the Library

The singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson is best known for being one half of the Moldy Peaches, an anti-folk musical group that recorded a string of quirky, catchy songs.
Kimya Dawson.
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As a solo artist, Kimya Dawson has created equally memorable music. In 2011, she released the album Thunder Thighs. One song on the album, a collaboration with rap talent Aesop Rock, is a tribute to the local library. The song is titled, aptly enough, "The Library," and its chorus goes:

The library, the library
Is the perfect place for me,
The library, the library,
You can hang out all day and it doesn't cost a penny
The library, the library
It's such a big part of our community.

Dawson and Aesop Rock sound as if they had a great time making this song, and it's fun to listen to. To hear the complete song, click on the video below. If you're interested in reading the remainder of the lyrics for "The Library," see THIS LINK.

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