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Frontperson is the new project from Kathryn Calder (vocalist and keyboardist for The New Pornographers) and Mark Andrew Hamilton (who has released 6 albums as Woodpigeon). They’re joined by 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 producer Colin Stewart (The Cave Singers, Dan Mangan, Black Mountain).

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.

Frontperson’s debut album ‘Frontrunner’ will be out Sept. 21/18 on Oscar St. Records. Pre-order the album here!

Aug 10/18 Line of Best Fit (UK) have released their summer comp – Oh! Canada 31 – which includes Frontperson’s ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner!)’! Check it out! 


Aug 3/18 –The Guardian have some lovely things to say about the new Frontperson single, ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)’, which was included in their tracks of the week list!

The Guardian Frontperson

Jul 29/18 – So nice to see the first Frontperson single ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)’ on this Spotify Outliers playlist alongside folks like Gorillaz, James Blake, Beach House, and other artists “marching to the beat of their own drums.” And track 3 at that!

Jul 16/18 – UK’s The Independent added ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)’ to their Playlist of the best tunes of the week!

The Independent UK Frontperson

Jul 13/18 – Under the Radar included Frontperson‘s ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)’ in their 10 best songs of the week!

Jul 11/18 – Thank you to Tiny Mix Tapes and Under The Radar for sharing Frontperson‘s ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner) video!

Jul 9/18 – Many thanks to our friends at Stereogum for premiering Frontperson‘s new video for Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)! Video directed by Rob Leickner and Ryan Sudds. Filmed at the 2018 Langley Pacific Invitational / 2018 BC Masters Track & Field Championships.




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