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