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Kleenex Girl Wonder Video Premiere at Overblown

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Kleenex Girl Wonder mp3 at 3pm at Magnet

Kleenex Girl Wonder will release its 13th record—a 76-minute, 26-song epic called The Comedy Album—on October 29. Here’s a small piece of the opus: “On Water Hill,” a story told via acoustic strumming and a subtle string section. Check it out below.

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Kleenex Girl Wonder at God is in the TV Zine

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Kleenex Girl Wonder at Paper Blog

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Kleenex Girl Wonder Interview at Bandcamp Daily

There’s a long-standing belief that comedy is our primary means of dealing with tragedy. I feel like this year, we need to laugh more than anything.

You think of something like Trump, where it’s like… if you were looking at it on the surface from four years ago, you’d think maybe there were three or four jokes that could be made. But the reality is that it’s actually very fertile ground, right? I mean, you also have the means of distribution, which have changed. I’m thinking of Twitter, primarily—the use of Twitter is crazy compared to where it was four years ago. It was very much a niche thing, and now everybody’s gotten more comfortable with it. At the same time, it’s not always just jaded distancing humor. There’s a good way to use humor to get good ideas in people’s minds.

I’ve always had a compulsion to be funny. I don’t think that’s unhealthy. I had this epiphany maybe two years ago where I used to assume the number of types of things that could be funny was fixed. But then I was like, ‘No, that’s not the case; things that were funny 40 years ago may go away, but 10 times more different types of funny things have occurred, and that number keeps growing.’ It’s a valuable skill everywhere, too. You have to get your points across, but making people laugh is a way to have people empathize with you.

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Kleenex Girl Wonder at This is Not a Drill

Well, world, here we are. Today we persist in our non-drilling, with our first album premiere from those underdog poets of the indie rock underground, Kleenex Girl Wonder. Mind – they’ve dubbed their latest work The Comedy Album, but this staggering codex contains such pointed truths about the bubbled world we live in, that the jokes penetrate far deeper than you’d think. Thus, we at the This are thrilled to present some insight from the wordsmith himself, Graham Smith – although, in typical KGW style, his answers often invite more questions, some of which you didn’t even knew you had until just now. Dig in, guys.

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Kleenex Girl Wonder at Power of Pop

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Kleenex Girl Wonder Video at Three Imaginary Girls

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Kleenex Girl Wonder Song of the Day at Collapse Board

Have you ever tried to write a song? I mean, really sat down with a melody or a backbeat and tried to figure out what words fit in each nook? You should try it one day. Tap your subconscious and see what pours out. Me, I’ve been trying lately, and I find myself locking into a single idea per song, and laying down lyrics like train tracks. It’s OK, I reckon – I haven’t written a love song yet, anyway – but frustrating.

 

The answer is to re-think the concept, to substitute iron bars with rubber bands, to deviate from the straight route. If one were to draw a map of a Kleenex Girl Wonder song, one would create a fraying vine of arcs, intersecting at wingless birds and palimpsests and daytime talk shows. The real wonder, though, lies in how Graham Smith still reaches Point B from Point A, despite the dizzying journey in between. For, at the core, ‘Unrequitable’ is really just a sweet little pop song, the sort that Elvis Costello could pen at the drop of a hat, albeit one that nips at your fingers and reminds you of your own lack of self-worth. And that’s good, mind – sometimes it seems like other artists don’t even try to touch the truths in their lives, instead building billowy fantasies and rarefied philosophies. Kleenex Girl World, on the other hand, plot pulsing arteries to the heart of the modern millenial world.

And how easy they make it seem. Dang. Back to the drawing board for me, eh.

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Kleenex Girl Wonder at Austin Town Hall

Are you tired of the emo revival? Tired of all those beats and blips? Well, then get ready to turn your speakers up and listen to classic power-pop from Kleenex Girl Wonder! Graham Smith and his project are ready to bring you a hook-laden record of the most literate piece of pop you’ll hear in 2016, filled with over 8,000 fresh lyrics and spanning over 70 minutes. The Comedy Album is a statement piece of art that surpasses its peers in this calendar year, and frankly, any of those in the past (I’m looking at you John Darnielle!). But, ultimately, a record’s only as good as the music, and if you don’t find your speakers begging to have the crisp guitar pop of this track coming through again and again, then you might need to take them to the shop.This brilliant collection comes your way on October 28th via Reesonable Records.

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