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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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    Top Indie
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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
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    Adult Rock

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    '00s Indie

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    Female Focus

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