BY Nina K. Guzman
on Feb 04, 2014
Rookie seems to do no wrong, and the release of their new grrrl power anthem "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors" is a perfect example of their flawlessness.
Jessica Hopper, Rookie's music editor, hatched the idea for a feminist version of "We Are the World" in the same place she gets most of her inspiration; the shower. Armed with the killer idea, she enlisted the help of Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey from the song writing duo Lloyd & Michael. Sarah Dougher, a Women's Studies professor and musician, contributed lyrics, as did the entire Rookie staff. Read More
BY Intern Arielle
on Feb 08, 2012
Kimya Dawson is the queen of all things cute and uplifting. Her songs are the perfect remedy for a shitty day, even when she's singing about familiar insecurities or broken hearts. That girl just can't turn her charm off!
Anyone looking for their daily dose of cuteness doesn't need to search for sloth videos or sleepy puppies. Instead, have a look at the latest Kimya Dawson video, "Solid Strong," directed by Clyde Peterson, Forrest Baum, and Kimya herself. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Oct 25, 2011
Motherhood seems to have been quite an influential force on Kimya Dawson’s new album Thunder Thighs (out now on her label Great Crap Factory). Many of the songs--as well as the Sesame-Street-on-acid album cover--evoke whimsical sensibilities that wouldn’t be out of place in a hip kindergarten classroom. Dawson’s desire to create music she can share with her now five-year-old daughter reached an apex on 2008’s Alphabutt, a collection of quirky children’s songs rife with enough fart jokes to keep both kids and their parents well entertained. Read More