Kathryn Calder, whose self-titled third solo release is gorgeously pensive and full of delightful sonic surprises, is finding fans at public radio stations. Thus, NPR has included her song “Take a Little Time” in its monthly “Heavy Rotation” feature, which collects what public radio hosts from across North America are playing on repeat. Read the feature here and find out why SPIN likes her solo music better than her work as a member of the New Pornographers.
A review of Calder‘s album also opens the newest edition of The New York Times’ “Playlist” column, which you can read here. Reviewer Jon Pareles lauds her songs, which “can become folk-rock chorales, celestial hymns or pulsing, Stereolab-like grids.” That column also includes a review of Buxton‘s Half a Native, which “straddles Americana and psychedelia and…might just be the first honkey-tonk krautrock.”
Half a Native has been getting solid support at radio since its launch in March, and Kathryn Calder is off to a strong start in its second week on the CMJ Radio 200. Get them in rotation at your station!