Carl (A.C.) Newman has been a pillar of Canadian music over the past 10 or 15 years, from his time in Zumpano, to the formation of pop supergroup The New Pornographers, to his own success as a solo musician. It seems only appropriate that he provide the soundtrack for Souvenir of Canada, a documentary based on two non-fiction books written by Vancouver author Douglas Coupland. The soundtrack EP is primarily instrumental, with the exception of this song "Transcanada", featuring the vocal talents of Kathryn Calder. Calder is being called upon to replace Neko Case in The New Pornographers -- no easy task to be sure, but one she seems capable of achieving. Calder also fronts her own band Immaculate Machine, and just happens to be Newman's niece. Needless to say, this song is certainly on par with much of what The New Pornographers have released. You can download the whole EP on iTunes now.
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