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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

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