New Music Tuesday: The New Pornographers

newpornographers2With the epic battle between the Blackhawks and the Canucks transpiring, it is important now more than ever that Americans come together for the common good.  To root for the Canucks, I’m certain, is a form of light treason.  But in the wake of this hefty competition with our neighbors to the North, I still have a soft spot for good music.  And if The New Pornographers just happen to be Canadian, then so be it.  I still hate the Canucks though.  So there.

The New Pornographers have been making music since 1997 (the same year as “Semi-Charmed Kinda Life”, “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Mmm Bop” so yeah, it was a good year.)  Their sound is very Indie pop rock (if that is even a thing) and has a generally up-beat sound and a really good mix of vocals.  The band line-up is extensive with eight full-time members and a slew of help from other musicians for a total mix of guitars, keyboards, banjo, violin, cello, saxophone, flute, trumpet, drums, vibrophone and a ton of other things including a Kaossilator (whatever that is.)

Their newest release Together comes at the perfect time to support their European and soon-to-be American tour dates this summer.  Try out “Up In the Dark”,  “Moves” or “Your Hands (Together)” for some of that Indie pop rock I keep talking about a paragraph ago, or give “Daughters of Sorrow” or “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” a whirl if you’re looking for some milder Indie pop rock.  Either way you get pop rock.  So everyone wins.

Check out the video with The New Pornographers and Adam Goldberg:

Buy the album:

The New Pornographers - Together

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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