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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Interview

An Annotated Media Guide To The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman

"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…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Interview

A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice’s Janessa Slater

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…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 12:56 pm

More The New Pornographers stories

Watch A.C. Newman Cameo In A Drunk History Sketch About Thomas Edison

The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman guest starred on Comedy Central's Drunk History last night. As Pitchfork points out, Newman played the role of Thomas Edison…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 12, 2015 - 10:02 am

Livestream The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Every year, a bunch of Canadian music nerds get together to bestow the prestigious Polaris Music Prize upon whichever album they deem to be Canada's…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Kathryn Calder – “New Millennium” (Stereogum Premiere)

Up until this point, Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers has consistently churned out mellow synth-pop under her side project. Her newest song, "New Millennium,"
Grace Birnstengel | August 25, 2015 - 10:20 am

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
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…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Miles Bowe | August 14, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Straight To Video

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…
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…
Michael Nelson | July 16, 2014 - 10:21 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
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…
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…
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…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2014 - 10:50 am

A.C. Newman – “Be Not So Fearful” (Bill Fay Cover)

You wouldn't expect there to be much crossover between grim, violent, zombie-apocalypse scenarios and warm, sprightly power-pop, and yet here we have New Pornographers frontman…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm

List

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs

By 2000, American fans of indie music had become well accustomed to great acts bussed in from Canada. From the emphatic brilliance of the criminally…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | October 11, 2013 - 1:03 pm

A.C. Newman – “I’m Not Talking”

When he's not busy with the chaotic power-pop collective that he ostensibly leads, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman releases music under his own name. This…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 10:22 am

MGMT, Best Coast, St. Vincent Do Fleetwood Mac Tribute; Hear New Pornographers’ “Think About Me”

Indie rock heads have a well-documented soft spot for the great California studio-rock crew Fleetwood Mac, and a new tribute album called Just Tell Me
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2012 - 3:16 pm

A.C. Newman Covers Leonard Cohen

Lately, in the wake of the master's triumphantly bedraggled new album Old Ideas, lots of people have been covering Leonard Cohen: Cass McCombs, Field Music,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2012 - 4:44 pm

The New Pornographers – “Up In The Dark” Video

It'll be hard to top the Tom Scharpling-directed clip for "News," but the New Pornographers take it super sci-fi in the animated clip for "Up…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 1:09 pm
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