Über Kimya Dawson
Certainly Kimya Dawson had a steadfast cult following as a solo act and former co-leader of the Moldy Peaches, but when the wide-eyed ramble of "Tire Swing" became the marquee tune on the soundtrack of Juno, her precious one-liners -- such as "Joey never met a bike that he didn't want to ride" -- were introduced to a mainstream audience. As a member of the Moldy Peaches, Dawson was introduced to the New York "anti-folk" in the late '90s. After the group released a handful of increasingly popular records they disbanded in 2004, and Dawson continued writing songs and cultivating a solo career. In the four years following the Moldy Peaches' split, she earned fans through near-constant touring and online journaling. The Juno soundtrack, which featured other songs of hers as well, was released in December 2007 and eventually reached Billboard's top spot. Continuing on the baby track, Dawson released a children's album, Alphabutt, the following year.