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All week I have V.I.C. Fest artists stopping by to talk about the festival going down this Saturday at St. Ann’s Academy Grounds.

Part of the event features a Song Writers Session where professional musicians critique songs from people who are brave enough to perform. One member of the panel is Kathryn Calder.

Kathryn performed for many years as part of Victoria’s Immaculate Machine before joining up with The New Pornographers. She has also released two solo records and is just wrapping up production on her third album. She stopped by the show yesterday to talk about the new New Pornos record Brill Bruisers and to perform a couple originals.

I love the sound of her new song “Song in C-Minor.”

And from her 2011 album Bright and Vivid, she performed the song “Turn a Light On.”

Go with yourself.

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it is true… entirely in Spanish!

Dan Bejar fronts Destroyer, you will also find him singing on New Pornographers records.

His new ep is called Five Spanish Songs and as the title clearly states, he sing five Spanish songs.

Spin has a quote as to the why; “It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it,” he wrote. “The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…”

Go with yourself.

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