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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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Stations Featuring
The New Pornographers

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Albums by
The New Pornographers

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