Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stream Kathryn Calder's new album at NPR, plus extended Fall tour dates

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Bright and Vivid -

VIDEO: "Who Are You?" (Dir. by Jesse Ewles and Cameron Tomsett) -

Kathryn Calder

About Kathryn Calder

Life is full of surprises. Nobody knows this more than Kathryn Calder. After years of playing in indie darlings Immaculate Machine, she found herself in the very unexpected position of being asked to record and tour with The New Pornographers. Before she knew it, she was inducted as a full fledged member of that group. In 2010 she once again surprised herself (and fans) by releasing her first solo album of her own compositions entitled Are You My Mother?, which would garner favorable press throughout the world and hinted a dizzying array of different avenues that the songwriter could explore in the future.

About Bright and Vivid 

Written and recorded in a relatively short amount of time, Bright and Vivid is a masterfully refined piece of work that illustrates a maturation that can only come from intense growth and change. Somefolks break when too much happens in a short period of time, yet Calder reached deep within and manifested it into a striking gift for listeners.

The first thing you will notice from the onset of the first track "One, Two, Three" is that the production level is massive with layers upon layers of different shades of sound that continues to unfold with each listen. Not only is the production expansive, but the performances are precise. Kathryn is backed this go round by a newly minted band consisting of Lane Arndt, Stefan Bozenich and Marek Tyler. Additional parts were provided by friends and fans of Kathryn, including: Jon Wurster (Superchunk,Mountain Goats), Dean Tzenos (Odonis, Odonis), Jesse Zubot, Barry Mirochnik and Paul Rigby (Neko Case) and Ford Pier.

Fans expecting a straight ahead pop album will instead discover songs that are remarkably complex. The endlessly singable hooks are supported by intelligent songwriting and complex arrangements. Calder sums it up best...."I didn't want to give those songs away too easily, I wanted people to wonder what was coming next, where the song was going." This album defies ANY comparisons to Kathryn's current association with The New Pornographers as well as her past history with Immaculate Machine. Kathryn has found her own beautifully unique voice... one that is best summed up by the title that she chose for her sophmore release, Bright and Vivid.


11/26/2011      Victoria                                   BC       Lucky Bar
11/29/2011      Toronto                                   ON      Horseshoe Tavern
11/30/2011      Ottawa                                    ON      Raw Sugar Cafe
12/1/2011        Montreal                      QC      Casa del Popolo
12/2/2011        Quebec                                    QC      Le Cercle
12/4/2011        Hamden                                  CT       The Space
12/5/2011        Boston                         MA      Church of Boston
12/6/2011        Brooklyn                     NY      Knitting Factory
12/7/2011        Philadelphia                PA       Johnny Brenda's
12/8/2011        Arlington                     VA      IOTA Club & Cafe
12/9/2011        Durham                                   NC      The Pinhook
12/10/2011      Atlanta                                    GA      Drunken Unicorn
12/11/2011      Knoxville                    TN       Pilot Light
12/12/2011      Nashville                     TN       The Basement
12/13/2011      St Louis                                   MO      Cicero's
12/14/2011      Chicago                                   IL        Double Door
12/15/2011      Grand Rapids  MI       The Pyramid  Scheme
12/16/2011      London                                   ON      Call the Office
12/17/2011      Waterloo                     ON      Jane Bond Restaurant
 Website: http://www.kathryncalder.ca  


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