Kimya Dawson and Matty Pop Chart (IPU107)
releases a split ep with friend and touring companion Matty Pop Chart, aka Matt Tobey.
and “Underground” are due to appear on her record Remember That I Love You (KLP175). On his first ever K appearance
Matty Pop Chart delivers “Child of the Sea” and “Thailand Song”. These new songs where recorded by Jake
Kelly at Jake’s house in June of 2005 while Kimya and Matty were on tour. Kimya and Matty played
most of the instruments but friends Scott Yoder and Jake Kelly joined in.
Kimya continues to do what she does best: dealing with the harsh realities of life by
writing humorous and darkly lyrical songs. On this 7” the part of life she explores is actually
death. In "My Mom" Kimya pleads with the world, "I will lose my shit if even one more person I
know dies," while "Underground" has her contemplating her own death.
Matty Popchart combines unconventional instruments such as the accordian and a bike
horn with his unnuasually whymsical voice to create – you guessed it – weird and wonderful
pop songs! And good ones at that! “Child of the Sea” is full of imagery of sheep, geese and
sci-fi while saying to us ‘be true to yourself and be proud of it!’. “Thailand Song” challenges
you to examine the things around you.
“Kimya Dawson straddles the line between precious and profound”
- Rob O’Connor Rolling Stone