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The New Pornographers

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Years Active: 1999–present

The New Pornographers are a Canadian indie rock group formed in 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their sound is influenced by that of such power pop bands as The Cars and Cheap Trick, but they use much more sophisticated rhythms and chord changes.

Although it was widely reported that the New Pornographers got their name from a pamphlet put out by televangelist Jimmy Swaggart condemning rock ‘n’ roll as “the new pornography,” Carl Newman has stated that he came up with the name after watching Shohei Imamura's The Pornographers (1966).

Carl Newman, who writes most of the band's material, has said, "When I seriously started to try to write songs, my main influences were, like, Burt Bacharach, Jim Webb, and Brian Wilson. Those were the guys I kinda looked at their music and went, 'What the hell are they doing here?' I was just fascinated by the structures and the harmonics.

"The melody of the first and eponymous track on their second album Electric Version, for instance, begins with an arpeggiated diminished triad — a rare and strange opening flourish for a pop song.The band have released six albums to date: Mass Romantic (2000), Electric Version (2003), Twin Cinema (2005), Challengers (2007), Together (2010) and Brill Bruisers (2014).

The band members include:- Carl Newman - vocals, guitar, ebow, synthesizer, harmonica, pump organ, xylophone- Dan Bejar - vocals, guitar, synthesizer, melodion- Kathryn Calder - vocals, piano- Neko Case - vocals, tambourine- John Collins - bass, guitar, synthesizer, ebow, vocals- Kurt Dahle - drums, percussion, vocals- Todd Fancey - guitar- Blaine Thurier - synthesizerThe New Pornographers are frequently referred to as an indie supergroup because of the following members' associations:- Carl Newman, solo artist (as A.

C. Newman), also of Superconductor and Zumpano- Dan Bejar of Destroyer,Swan Lake and Vancouver Nights.- Kathryn Calder of Immaculate Machine.- Neko Case, solo artist, also of Maow and cub- John Collins of The Evaporators- Kurt Dahle of Limblifter and Age of Electric- Todd Fancey of Fancey- Blaine Thurier, independent filmmakerNewman, however, doesn't care for the term: "I'm really tired of that supergroup label, and I wish people would stop using it.

None of us were known at all outside of Canada — I just don't think it's accurate."


The New Pornographers performs alternative, indie, indie rock, indie pop music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book The New Pornographers for your event, Please Contact. The New Pornographers has more than 693.4K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Spoon, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady, Jenny Lewis, The Decemberists, Mates of State, Superchunk, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Divine Fits, Ex Hex . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling The New Pornographers for an upcoming event.

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