The New Pornographers
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Vancouver music scene contributed the members which became The New Pornographers. Whether a sly dig at preacher Jimmy Swaggert’s claim that rock and roll was the “new pornography,” or inspired by a Japanese film, singer A. C. Newman’s choice has stood the test of time.
The indie rock supergroup has become known for their ambitious takes on classic pop. Their debut album, “Mass Romantic” dropped in the fall of 2000. The band’s membership roster: Daniel Bejar (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Neko Case (guest vocalist), Blaine Thurier (cartoonist and film maker), John Collins (producer, bass), Todd Fancey (guitar), Kurt Dahle (drummer), A.C. Newman (vocals, composer), Fisher Rose (drummer) and Kathryn Calder (keyboards, vocals).
Twin Cinema was released in 2005 and garnered a good deal of critical praise, receiving near-perfect rankings from such influential outlets as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
Their seventh album Whiteout Conditions is slated for release on April 7th. The album’s single “High Ticket Attractions” spins on K-ZAP. The album is the first to feature drummer Joe Seiders as a full-time member after replacing drummer Kurt Dahle in mid-2014. It is also the first New Pornographers album to not feature Dan Bejar.
All part of the 50 years of rock, blues and more from K-ZAP 93.3 FM and streaming at K-ZAP.org.
Mass Romantic (2000)
Electric Version (2003)
Twin Cinema (2005)
Brill Bruisers (2014)
Whiteout Conditions (2017)