New Millennium is a song I had kicking around the studio for a while, and I had even played it live a handful of times, but it remained unfinished. One late summer week-end in 2015 I called Ryan Beattie, Brooke Gallupe, Nic Bermudez and Mark Kerrey and had them come over to the studio to help me finish this song. A couple of weeks later, finally finished, it premiered on Stereogum. Have a listen to New Millennium, and read a little more about the song here on Stereogum!
I am very excited to share with you a new music video by one of my favourite artists, Luke Ramsey, for our new song ‘When You See My Blood’. He made an incredibly beautiful and meaningful piece of art to go along with the music. Watch it here:
I’m very excited to officially announce that I have a new record coming out on April 14th/2015 on File Under: Music! This album took a long time to make, I’m very proud of it, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s a new song, ‘Take A Little Time’, premiering on Stereogum!! Thanks to Hannah Georgas for the beautiful guest vocals. xo K
Happy 2015! It was a busy 2014, with lots of touring with The New Pornographers – it was great to be back out with the gang again and playing for you all. Here are two videos we made for our latest album, Brill Bruisers: War On The East Coast and Dancehall Domine.
I will have an announcement soon about my new album, so watch for that in all the usual places…
I have put together this little video made up entirely of photos that fans, family and friends have sent in of their Christmases past. I’ve decided to also make it for Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign in honour of my late mom and dad, who were both elementary school teachers for their entire career. I would like to ask you to find out more and consider donating any amount to this important cause by going to my fundraising page over at BecauseIAmAGirl.ca
I had a very happy and fortunate childhood, we always had enough money for food, clothes, music lessons, etc. and so when I put together this video, I was naturally thinking about those who were having a harder time. I picked this particular cause because, as teachers, my parents were big advocates for improving childhood education both at home and abroad. As a woman, I want to help give young girls around the world the knowledge and tools to reach their full potentials.
This is a song about the magic of a childhood Christmas, and even though not all Christmases are happy ones, it’s as good a time as any to remember to cherish the ones we love while we have them, and to be thankful for the good life we have while it’s here!
I am currently working hard on album #3! Can’t wait for you to hear it. Things have been a bit quiet on the ol’ website, and that is why! We’ll catch up more when I have some new music in tow.
I am also going to be in a documentary about ALS that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. It is still in the works as well, but if you’d like to check out the guys behind it, go visit The Yellow Bird Project and you can even buy a t-shirt I designed for them with proceeds going to support ALS research and patient care. In July, we put on a concert at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., that will be part of the documentary. Here are a few photos from that amazing amazing evening, filled with all of my pals. It was a stunning setting, and I’m extremely grateful to the museum for hosting us. My friends in The New Pornographers came and played, as did my friends from Immaculate Machine days, as did my friends in MY band, PLUS we had a killer crew of folks involved, from flowers to photos to artwork and beyond (sound, cameras, lights, loaders, table movers, greeters, huggers, pita pit getters) who all worked really hard to make it a success. After party was at Ferris’ Oyster bar (if you’re ever in Victoria, you need to try their brownie… it’s worth it.) In summary, I’ll be sure to let you know when the documentary is ready for release!
Things will be ramping up again soon, and until then, happy internetting :)