The New Pornographers’ sixth album, ‘Brill Bruisers,’ comes out next month, and to celebrate the Canadian collective and its exceptional catalog, we’ve unearthed some things about the power-pop supergroup that you may not have known.
When ‘Mass Romantic,’ the debut album by the New Pornographers, was released on Nov. 21, 2000, not too many people were familiar with the members of the Canadian collective, even though a few of them had been kicking around the indie-rock scene for years. Much is made of the band’s “supergroup” status now, but at the time, Neko Case was the only one making any noise. (Her second album, ‘Furnace Ro
At various times over the past dozen years, the New Pornographers have been a sextet, a septet and an octet. It all depends on when you catch them and who feels like being a part of the band at the time of recordings and concerts. The members spring from Vancouver's indie-rock scene; three of them -- Carl (AC) Newman, Neko Case and Destroyer's Dan Bejar -- are solo stars in their own right, having
The Pornographer doesn't fall far from the tree. To say that 'Shutdown the Streets,' the third solo record from New Pornographers frontman AC Newman, sounds like the Vancouver band's work is understatement -- yet at the same time, the album is thoroughly his own.