Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers is tired of being in Neko Case’s shadow, announces debut solo album

Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers is tired of being in Neko Case's shadow, announces debut solo album

Tired of standing in the shadow of Neko Case, A.C. Newman, and Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers and her own group, Immaculate Machine, has decided to get her name out there by releasing her debut solo album and a huge publicity photo (above). Are You My Mother? (cross your fingers that this is the cover artwork) is due August 10 from File Under: Music Records. The album will feature guest appearances from Neko Case, Kurt Dahle, and Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers, as well as members of Ladyhawk and Frog Eyes. Check out the first track off the album, “Slip Away,” at the Chocolate Grinder.

Calder is currently on tour with The New Pornographers, but it’s a safe bet that she’ll be touring later this year on her own to support Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother? tracklisting:

01. Slip Away
02. Low
03. Castor and Pollux
04. Arrow
05. If You Only Knew
06. Follow Me Into The Hills
07. Down The River
08. A Day Long Past It’s Prime
09. So Easily
10. All It Is

• Kathryn Calder: http://www.myspace.com/kathryncalder
• File Under: Music Records: http://www.fileundermusic.com
• The New Pornographers: http://www.thenewpornographers.com

[Photo: Caleb Beyers]