Kim Smith’s Nova Noir at the Manderley Bar, Jan 20!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013. Image by RAM Imagery.

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir will take the stage at The Manderley Bar (at the McKittrick Hotel) on January 20, at 10:30PM in a free concert, conjuring the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Germany, and the electronic heartbeat of modern pop in a Frankenstein’s monster of genre-mashing and music making.

Fronting a too-talented band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Kim Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures, incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim Smith/Nova Noir January 20, 10:30PM at The Manderley Bar/The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC). FREE!

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City

Kim Smith’s “Jealous” Music Video, and Remixes!

Thank you to The Advocate, The Huffington Post, Accidental Bear, and everyone who has shared our music video for “Jealous” this week!

Jealous was directed by photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez (for RAM Imagery), and styled by Machine Dazzle, with clothes by Justin Farnham.

We have a new single in the works (!!), but in the meantime, check out the Jealous EP on iTunes for some fabulous remixes, and click here to download Nova, my debut album!

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Kim Smith’s Debut Album, NOVA, Out Now!

Early reviews are in for my debut pop album, Nova! Hailed as “percolating, synth driven, bouncy pop,” Nova is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon, and is available to stream on Spotify. Don’t forget to download your free remixes of Jealous (a Kim Smith/Kylie Minogue mashup) and Never Ever via Soundcloud!

Kim Smith's debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim Smith’s debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Pulsating, throbbing electro-dance realness… “Radio” sounds like the long lost sibling of Madonna’s Holiday, and, as such, provides an effervescent introduction to the work of Mr Smith’s percolating, synth driven, bouncy pop.  The lyrics are full of dark thoughts and obsessive tendencies. While the listener is exploring the seedier side of disco, Mr. Smith brings the lyrics and music of the album into vivid focus, it’s musical collaborative alchemy at it’s finest — My Fizzy Pop

Pure art. — Taking Over The Universe

Staying true to his cabaret roots, he has easily injected a flair for the dramatic into every carefully placed lyric.  His delivery is classier than your standard recording artist and that sets him apart from so many other vocalists.  Between the production and his stylings, it’s easy to see how this pop album could create a genre all it’s own, one that I call “Cabaret-Synth”. — Pop Rinse Repeat

Boasting eleven electropop originals, Nova is produced by Måns Ek and written by a galaxy of international songwriters, including American lyricist Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, Ricardo Autobahn, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba and Neele Ternes.

Q Magazine Cover, Industry, and Opéra de Québec

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Kim Smith: Q Magazine Cover, July 2013. Image by June Toyooka

I’m currently gracing the cover of Australia’s Q Magazine, with an accompanying interview discussing the creation of my debut pop album, Nova! Read the interview here, and check out the new images by photographer Alan Mercer from our recent session in LA.

Tonight (Wednesday, July 17), I’ll be singing “Shooting Star” (from Nova) in the Sherry Vine Show at NYC’s Industry nightclub!  Come along for Sherry’s signature xxx rated parodies, and my own summery pop concoctions, and stay for the libations and the handsome bar staff.

Kim Smith Industry

Kim Smith in the Sherry vine Show, Weds, July 17 at Industry NYC!

July also sees me back in rehearsals for Thomas Adès’ “Powder Her Face” for a brief run of performances in Québec City over August 1, 3, and 5 for Opéra de Québec! I’ll be reappearing in Jay Scheib’s wonderful production in the Corp of Lovers, while my husband, tenor Will Ferguson, reprises his role as The Electrician.  If you’re into naked men and opera, this is the show for you!

Lastly, visit the links below to download two free remixes of my songs “Jealous,” and “Never Ever!”

Happy summer (or winter)!

Celebrate Pride and DOMA’s demise with a free download of “Never Ever!”

Never Ever by Kim Smith. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry. 2013

Never Ever by Kim Smith. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry. 2013

In celebration of DOMA’s death rattle, Ninthwave Records and I are making the Chameleon Musique Glitter Ball mix of my single, “Never Ever” available as a free MP3 download!

Oozing vintage disco realness, the Chameleon Musique Glitter Ball remix of Never Ever perfectly compliments poolside cocktails, a midnight skinny dip at the beach, and slow-motion yacht-strutting.

Goodbye, DOMA, and hello pride!

Click through the Soundcloud link below to download Never Ever!

And, to keep things especially gay for Pride weekend, we’re also making available the J-Mi/Midi-D mashup of my single, Jealous, and Kylie Minogue’s eternal classic, Can’t Get You Out of My Head!  Get the free download of Jealous Out of My Head below!

Happy Pride!

Kim Smith’s Debut Pop Album, Nova, Out Now!

“Synth-kabarett,” neo-Weimar pop performer Kim Smith releases his debut album, Nova, today, on Ninthwave Records.

Kim Smith's debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim Smith’s debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Boasting eleven electropop originals, Nova is produced by Måns Ek and written by a galaxy of international songwriters, including American lyricist Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, Ricardo Autobahn, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba and Neele Ternes.

Nova’s single releases have received critical praise with ‘Jealous,’ described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining.” The follow-up single “Never Ever” has drawn comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Visage, and Kylie Minogue.

“Kim brings (Never Ever) to life with his beguiling vocals, injecting the lyrics with a studied heart and passion that is hard to resist. He effortlessly recreates the sounds of classic 80’s synth bands yet manages to remain distinct with his own tonal qualities. He is the anchor of the song, holding together all the elements and steering them to an exhilarating conclusion.” – myfizzypop.com

Nova is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify!

Never Ever: Chameleon Musique’s Glitter Ball Remix

Antipodean singer Kim Smith’s second single, Never Ever, gets a magical, disco makeover at the hands of Chameleon Musique. Listen below, and writhe in glittery ecstasy!

Written by Måns Ek (STIM), Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) (GEMA), and Charlie Mason (ASCAP). Produced by Mans Ek, mastered by Jonas Ekstrom.

Never Ever is available now through iTunes and Amazon!

Kim’s debut pop album, Nova, is one week away from release — below is a sneak peek at the stunning album artwork, by NYC photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez, for RAM IMAGERY.

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, NOVA. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY, 2013. All Rights Reserved.