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Some list-nerd stuff, before we begin. A$AP Rocky’s Karl Lagerfeld’s The Warriors video for “Multiply” dropped at midnight last night, which means it technically came out this morning. Since this list covers Friday to the following Thursday, that means it wasn’t eligible. It would’ve probably made the list, too. Maybe next week, Rocky! Thom Yorke’… More »

“It’s my favorite part of being a musician, making records,” Carl Newman says. “There’s the satisfaction of ‘we made this.’ It feels like the purest form of satisfaction, more so than, ‘I’m happy because people are cheering for me.'”… More »

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL’s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

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The New Pornographers – “Champions Of Red Wine” Video

Last year, Canadian power-pop all-stars the New Pornographers released their Brill Bruisers album and made excellent, eyeball-grabbing videos for their songs “War On The East Coast” and “Dancehall Domine.” Their new clip for “Champions Of Red Wine” is a different sort of thing. It’s a character study about a middle-aged man, lost and drunk and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 10:27 am

Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines” (New Pornographers Cover) Video

For the new bands-covering-other-bands benefit compilation Good People Rock, Andrew Bird has recorded a stripped-back, countrified version of the New Pornographers’ 2000 power-pop sugar rush “Fake Headlines.” And now directors Luke McCutcheon and Michael Yablonski have made a glowing magic-realist video for that cover. The clip tells the story of a marionette puppet who trie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2015 - 10:23 am

Kathryn Calder – “Take A Little Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kathryn Calder is best known for her work with the New Pornographers, and before joining with the Pornos she fronted Immaculate Machine. But she also has two solo albums under her belt, and a third is on the way. Calder said the focus of this self-titled effort kept returning to love: “I wrote love songs,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015 - 9:38 am

Watch The New Pornographers Play Conan

The New Pornographers were the musical guests on Conan last night. They performed Brill Bruisers single “Dancehall Dominae,” which they recently put out a great video for. This was the band’s first TV appearance without founding drummer Kurt Dahle, who left the band last month. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014 - 9:13 am

The New Pornographers – “Dancehall Domine” Video

The New Pornographers have revealed the video for Brill Bruisers single “Dancehall Domine.” Directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, it finds Carl Newman and Kathryn Calder performing in a film studio amidst some absurd circumstances. Explains co-director Scott Cudmore:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 1, 2014 - 10:32 am

New Pornographers Drummer Kurt Dahle Quits The Band

Founding drummer Kurt Dahle is leaving the New Pornographers. (That’s him with the popcorn behind Carl Newman in the press shot above.) As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the band announced Dahle’s departure in a Facebook post today:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 15, 2014 - 11:26 am

Watch New Pornographers’ Brill Building Concert And Funny Or Die’s Sketch With A.C. Newman

The New Pornographers have been all about the Brill Building this year. They named their new album Brill Bruisers, and they recently performed in the iconic New York City structure (you can see photos of that performance here). Now you can watch that entire concert via NPR’s Front Row series. In addition to that footage,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Photos: The New Pornographers @ Brill Building, NYC 9/4/14

The New Pornographers are back with Brill Bruisers and last night they played a special performance in Manhattan’s iconic Brill Building, just a few blocks from where they rocked Letterman on Wednesday. View Wagz2it’s photos from the evening above and the setlist below. You can also check out our Annotated Media Guide with A.C. Newma… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Watch New Pornographers Play The Hell Out Of “Brill Bruisers” On Letterman

Brill Bruisers,” the giddy firehose-blast title track from the new New Pornographers album, is about as huge and overwhelming as a power-pop song can possibly be. It’s so towering and elaborate, in fact, that it’s weirdly inspiring to see actual people banging it out in a real-time situation. But that’s what we got last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Stream The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers

Canandian power-pop supergroup the New Pornographers make their grand return next week with their new album Brill Bruisers, their first in four years, and it is exactly the grand and purposeful hookfest that you would hope these guys would come back with. We’ve already posted the giddy, explosive title track and the great “War OnMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014 - 10:02 am

Watch The New Pornographers Debut “Dancehall Domine” On CBC

It was near the beginning of the summer when the New Pornographers announced their new album, Brill Bruisers, and we’re already closing in on its release day. We’ve already heard “War On The East Coast” and the title track, and now the band has given us another new one, titled “Dancehall Domine,” which they played… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2014 - 12:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can’t remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about blowing it out to a top-10 list this week, but that would take forever. So here are the runners-up, in descending order: Hot Sugar’s Lynchian dream “Your Nails Look SoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

The New Pornographers – “War On The East Coast” Video

Last month, New Pornographers released the first single from their forthcoming Brill Bruisers, its awesome title track. Today we get its second offering, “War On The East Coast” — sung and presumably penned by Dan Bejar — along with a video directed by Thom Glunt. Of the video, New Pornos frontman A.C. Newman said, “We… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 16, 2014 - 10:21 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There was a pretty significant imbalance in this week’s 5 Best Songs. The bottom 3/5 of this list was the subject of significant debate, with lots of candidates receiving low percentages of overall votes — all worthy, mind you, but none achieving consensus; there were numerous alternate candidates that could have appeared in those spot… More »

By: Stereogum / June 13, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Neko Case Explains Her Unique Festival Style To NY Times

Yesterday, Neko Case’s band, the New Pornographers, announced their new album, Brill Bruisers, and shared its fantastically catchy title track. That coincides with a recent interview Case did with The New York Times, in which the singer-songwriter discussed her personal style and its relation to her performance, specifically at Governors Ball, where she wore a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm

The New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers” + Brill Bruisers Album Details

It’s been four years since the last New Pornographers LP, Together, but they’ve just announced the details for its follow-up, Brill Bruisers, and shared the new album’s title track (with interactive artwork). The lineup behind Brill Bruisers is A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, Neko Case, and Todd Fancey. More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 10, 2014 - 10:30 am

Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines” (The New Pornographers Cover)

Montreal’s Yellow Bird Project works with musicians to create T-shirt designs that benefit a charities of the artists’ choice; they’ve printed designs by the likes of Bon Iver, Best Coast, Tegan And Sara, Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, and many more. Now they’re moving from coverings by indie rockers to covers by indie rockers. A compilatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2014 - 10:50 am
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