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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 began 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. ~ Heather Phares & MacKenzie Wilson
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Stations Featuring
The New Pornographers

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    2 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    3 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    3 songs

    Adult Alternative

    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    2 songs

    New Alternative First

    1 song

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

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