Quietly, as autumn comes

If I know Kathryn, she's singing about bagels
Back in summer 2007, I ran into Immaculate Machine‘s Kathryn Calder at a Vancouver jam space. At the time, the singer/keyboardist was rehearsing with the New Pornograpers for their upcoming Challengers tour. She asked me if there was anywhere to eat nearby and I gave her directions to Solly’s, a bagel store that was a couple of blocks away. I hope you found it okay, Kathryn!

Three years and probably many bagels later, she is preparing to release her debut solo album, Are You My Mother?, due out August 10 via File Under: Music. The first single is “Slip Away,” a tinkling ballad with lots of references to autumn, letting go and slipping away (in other words, it’s all about death). Two minutes in, it suddenly explodes with electric guitars and a sublime wordless vocal hook. It sounds like someone has been taking pointers from her uncle Carl.

MP3: “Slip Away”
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