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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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Stations Featuring
The New Pornographers

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    2 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

    '00s Indie

    3 songs

    Female Focus

    1 song

Albums by
The New Pornographers

Top Songs by
The New Pornographers

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