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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 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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Albums by
The New Pornographers

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    Together

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    Challengers

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    Twin Cinema

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    Mass Romantic

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    Electric Version

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    Brill Bruisers

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    War On The East Coast

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    Brill Bruisers

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    Moves

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    Crash Years

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    All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth

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    B-Sides and Oddities

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    Your Hands (Together)

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    Crash Years


Top Songs by
The New Pornographers

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  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.   Challengers
  10.   My Rights Versus Yours
  11.   Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
  12.   Mutiny, I Promise You
  13.   Use It
  14.   All for Swinging You Around
  15.   Brill Bruisers
  16.   All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth
  17.   Champions of Red Wine
  18.   Your Hands (Together)
  19.   All the Old Showstoppers
  20.   War on the East Coast
  21.   Dancehall Domine
  22.   Think About Me
  23.   Adventures in Solitude
  24.   It's Only Divine Right
  25.   You Tell Me Where
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