Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kathryn Calder Debuting Solo Album

Kathryn Calder of  The New Pornographers has put her singer-songwriter skills to the test with a breakout solo album, entitled Are you My Mother?. The Canadian native went back to her hometown of Victoria to record with producer Colin Stewart. Fellow bandmates Neko Case, Kurt Dahle, and Todd Fancey join as guests, as well as members of Ladyhawk and Frog Eyes.

After spending years of half-writing songs for The New Pornographers, Calder decided it was time to dive into the full process. This took her 2 years and is largely inspired by her time spent caring for her terminally ill mother. You can hear a sense of both melancholy and hope with the track "Slips Away."

The album officially debuts August 10. While Calder hasn't announced any tour dates, she's playing with The New Pornographers on their current tour. 

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