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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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Albums by
The New Pornographers

Top Songs by
The New Pornographers

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