The New Pornographers’ Kathryn Calder shares frenzied solo song “New Millennium” — listen

Likely the singer/guitarist's most intense song to date


    Photo by Tristan Shouldice

    The New Pornographers singer/guitarist Kathryn Calder released her self-titled solo album this past April. Now, just a few months later, she’s returned with a new song called “New Millennium”.

    While most of the material on her third full-length could be classified as lovely synthpop, this latest offering is unlike anything we’ve heard from Calder before. Frenzied and fuzz-drenched, it’s like Calder’s ready to race down a highway with no intentions of stopping or using a seatbelt. Listen in below.


    In a press release, Calder explained the song’s backstory:

    “‘New Millennium’ has a different feel than the rest of my recently released full length record, which is why I didn’t include it on the album itself. But it was the beginnings of [“New Millenium”] that spawned the new direction for the LP. I wrote it while working on a score for a web series, and this was one of the songs that sparked a major change in the way I wrote and recorded. It could be considered a balancer track to an album of contemplative songs.”

    The singer-songwriter is set to hit the road next month.

    Kathryn Calder 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/06 – Hamilton, ON @ Gage Park Series
    09/07 – Waterloo, ON @ Jane Bond
    09/08 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
    09/09 – Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn
    09/10 – Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes
    09/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
    09/13 – Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s

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