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The New Pornographers

The Vancouver indie rock supergroup the New Pornographers feature the talents of Zumpano's Carl Newman, the Evaporators' John Collins, Destroyer's Dan Bejar, cartoonist/filmmaker Blaine Thurier, drummer Fisher Rose, and guest vocalist Neko Case. Newman started the band in 1996 as a lark after releasing Zumpano's Goin' Through Changes; one by one, the other members joined the fold, and the New Pornographers' first official rehearsal took place in 1997. By the following year, the group had completed four songs, but then Case left Vancouver for Chicago, Thurier began work on his film Low Self Esteem Girl, and the other members attended to their other bands and projects. Rose left in 1999, and Limblifter/Age of Electric drummer Kurt Dahle and guitarist Todd Fancey joined the Canadian supergroup. With a solid lineup in tow, the New Pornographers reunited and began recording again in early 2000, completing their debut album, Mass Romantic, in time for a fall release and critical acclaim. Ray Davies joined the band at SXSW in fall 2001, performing the Kinks classic "Starstruck" for the first time ever. After a brief North American tour, the bandmembers returned to their respective projects by 2002. Bejar recorded with Destroyer, and Case headed out on the road with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in support of her second solo album, Blacklisted. Nobody strayed too far, however, for the New Pornographers headed back into the studio before the year's end to work on a follow-up to Mass Romantic. The pop-powered Electric Version, which appeared in spring 2003, marked their first for Matador. Twin Cinema followed in 2005 and garnered a good deal of critical praise, receiving near-perfect rankings from such influential outlets as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Bolstered by such a positive reception -- as well as the success of Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood in 2006 -- the group went in a mellower direction with 2007's Challengers. In 2009, they contributed the song "Hey, Snow White" to the AIDS Benefit album Dark Was the Night. Shortly after, they released their fifth studio album, Together, which included collaborations with the likes of St. Vincent, Will Sheff, and Zach Condon. After a two-year break, they were included on the Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation album Just Tell Me That You Want Me with the track "Think About Me." It would take another two years for the New Pornographers to announce details of new material; their sixth studio album, entitled Brill Bruisers, was released in August 2014. In 2017, the New Pornographers presented their seventh album, Whiteout Conditions; after a long relationship with Matador Records, it was the group's first release on their own label, Collected Works Records, distributed in the United States by Concord Music Group. ~ Heather Phares & MacKenzie Wilson
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Albums by
The New Pornographers

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The New Pornographers

  1.   Song
  2.   Twin Cinema
  3.   Letter from an Occupant
  4.   The Bleeding Heart Show
  5.   The Laws Have Changed
  6.   Sing Me Spanish Techno
  7.   Moves
  8.   Crash Years
  9.   My Rights Versus Yours
  10.   Mutiny, I Promise You
  11.   Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
  12.   This Is the World of the Theater
  13.   All for Swinging You Around
  14.   Challengers
  15.   High Ticket Attractions
  16.   Your Hands (Together)
  17.   Colosseums
  18.   Use It
  19.   All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth
  20.   Whiteout Conditions
  21.   Think About Me
  22.   All the Old Showstoppers
  23.   Adventures in Solitude
  24.   Brill Bruisers
  25.   Daughters of Sorrow
  26.   The Slow Descent into Alcoholism
  27.   Hi-Rise
  28.   The Body Says No
  29.   Mystery Hours
  30.   The Bones of an Idol
  31.   Backstairs
  32.   Myriad Harbour
  33.   To Wild Homes
  34.   Go Places
  35.   Born with a Sound
  36.   July Jones
  37.   Three or Four
  38.   Streets of Fire
  39.   Execution Day
  40.   Entering White Cecilia
  41.   It's Only Divine Right
  42.   Breakin' the Law
  43.   Failsafe
  44.   Second Sleep
  45.   The Jessica Numbers
  46.   Another Drug Deal of the Heart
  47.   Loose Translation
  48.   Centre for Holy Wars
  49.   Play Money
  50.   My Shepherd
  51.   The Electric Version
  52.   Clockwise
  53.   We've Been Here Before
  54.   Valkyrie In the Roller Disco
  55.   The New Face of Zero and One
  56.   Mass Romantic
  57.   Juke
  58.   Darling Shade
  59.   You Tell Me Where
  60.   Spidyr
  61.   Wide Eyes
  62.   Marching Orders
  63.   A Bite Out of My Bed
  64.   Up In the Dark
  65.   Silver Jenny Dollar
  66.   Hey, Snow White
  67.   The Spirit of Giving
  68.   Unguided
  69.   Falling Through Your Clothes
  70.   Jackie, Dressed in Cobras
  71.   Miss Teen Wordpower
  72.   Testament to Youth in Verse
  73.   Chump Change
  74.   The End of Medicine
  75.   The Fake Headlines
  76.   Jackie
  77.   The Mary Martin Show
  78.   Broken Breads
  79.   Avalanche Alley
  80.   If You Can't See My Mirrors
  81.   Stacked Crooked
  82.   Ballad of a Comeback Kid
  83.   These Are the Fables
  84.   We End Up Together
  85.   Champions of Red Wine
  86.   Fantasy Fools
  87.   Star Bodies
  88.   Dancehall Domine
  89.   From Blown Speakers
  90.   High Art, Local News
  91.   War on the East Coast