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The New Pornographers

The Glorious Sound of The New Pornographers Is Back

It’s definitely a good thing to have The New Pornographers back! Originally based in Vancouver, the unlikely aggregation started by AC (Carl) Newman has been together for almost 2 decades. Their new album is called Brill Bruisers and comes on the heels of Newman's 2012 solo album Shut Down The Streets. As usual he produced Brill Bruisers and wrote the bulk of the songs with contributions from Dan Bejar, who joins him in our studio. We’ll find out how the birth of Newman’s first child actually helped focus his effort on the album. He recorded the disc both in Vancouver and at his home back East. Neko Case also appeared on the album but unfortunately couldn’t make our session today.

Session Setlist
Brill Bruisers
War On The West Coast
Dancehall Domine
Fantasy Fools

Recent Release: Brill Bruisers
Release Date: August 25, 2014
Label: Matador Records