Frontperson is the new collaboration between beloved synth-pop songstress and New Pornographers member Kathryn Calder and Woodpigeon’s captivating songwriter Mark Andrew Hamilton. The album will be released on Friday, September 21 through Calder’s own record label Oscar St. Records.
Produced by Colin Stewart (The Cave Singers, Dan Mangan, Black Mountain) and recorded at the National Music Centre in Calgary, AB, the songs of Frontrunner make for an auspicious debut, forging a union between two of Canada’s finest songwriters. Be it Calder’s fluttering vocals on “Young Love”, the crashing percussion and crumbling instruments of “The City is Mine”, the hushed and pulsing elegy of “Insight” or the layered queer epic “He Follows Me”, Frontrunner marks Frontperson’s musical territory as unique and altogether new.
Joining Frontperson on their debut album are Melissa McWilliams (drums, drum machine), Jen Sévertson (bass, also of Peach Pyramid), Clea Foofat (cello, also of Raleigh and Dojo Workhorse), Foon Yap (violin), Marek Tyler (percussion, also of nêhiyawak), and legendary synth guru and former keyboardist for Iron Butterfly, John Leimseider