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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

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    2 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    3 songs

    Indie Party

    3 songs

    '00s Indie

    3 songs

    Female Focus

    1 song

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