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Frontperson (New Pornographers’ Kathryn Calder + Woodpigeon) Announce Album, Share Video

Frontrunner Due Out September 21 via Oscar St., Watch the Video for "Tick - Tock (Frontrunner)"

Jul 09, 2018 Frontperson
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Frontperson is a new duo that features Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers (and also a solo artist and formerly of Immaculate Machine) and Mark Andrew Hamilton (who has released six albums as Woodpigeon). They have announced their debut album, Frontrunner, and shared a video for its first single, “Tick - Tock (Frontrunner).” Frontrunner is due out September 21 via Calder’s own label, Oscar St. Check out the “Tick - Tock (Frontrunner)” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

Rob Leickner and Ryan Sudds directed the “Tick - Tock (Frontrunner)” video, which features various track & field events, sometimes running backwards, and was filmed at the 2018 Langley Pacific Invitational and the 2018 BC Masters Track & Field Championships.

The album cover also features a track & field event and is a photograph that actually inspired the album title. Hamilton explains in a press release: “About 20 years ago, a photographer friend of mine named Ambrose Fan gave me this incredible picture of a young girl with her fists clenched, getting ready to run a race at a track meet. I’ve lived in a lot of places since then, and this photo has always come with me. When we started recording at the National Music Centre - basically one of the world’s best keyboard museums where we had pretty much free reign over their incredible collections of synths and such - I put the photo on the recording console, and it stayed there for two weeks guiding the making of our record. Whenever someone would ask what sound we were going for, I’d just point at that picture.”

Calder adds: “The photograph is now our record cover, it was the inspiration for our album name, and it’s still guiding this record, because we decided to use it as inspiration for the video for our first song, ‘Tick-Tock (Frontrunner).’”

Frontrunner Tracklist:

1. U. O. I
2. Long Night
3. Tick - Tick (Frontrunner)
4. He Follows Me
5. Young Love
6. Shorter Days
7. This City Is Mine
8. Postcards From A Posh Man
9. Insight

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