Kathryn Calder – “New Millennium” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kathryn Calder – “New Millennium” (Stereogum Premiere)

Up until this point, Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers has consistently churned out mellow synth-pop under her side project. Her newest song, “New Millennium,” is taking a bit of a different turn, though. Its fuzzy power pop could probably find a home on a New Pornographers record — if anything, its fiery attack skews too aggressive for the New Pornos. In a press release, Calder writes:

“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.

Maybe the song title refers to a sea change in Calder’s writing style. Listen below.

Catch Calder on tour:
09/06 Hamilton, ON @ Gage Park Series
09/07 Waterloo, ON @ Jane Bond
09/08 Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall w/ Etiquette
09/09 Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn
09/10 Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes w/ Vaisseau D’Or
09/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Overlake
09/13 Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s w/ Adam Ezra

Calder’s self-titled album is out now on File Under: Music. Buy “New Millennium” at Bandcamp.

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