Monday, May 07, 2007

Use It: The New Pornographers on KCRW

The New Pornographers
have an album in the works, entitled Challengers. Although they didn't play any new songs during their recent performance at Coachella, they did reveal the album art. I'm not exactly sure what's going on there; it looks like a shirtless, mustachioed guy that's...flexing - apparently so. I'm not sure I like the cover, but I do appreciate the small maple leaf in the corner. Aesthetics aside, I'm sure it will be another great collection of pop gems, still tight and tuneful, but still distinct from previous work. It really is going to be a good year for new releases.

Here's their KCRW set, broadcast on October 23rd, 2005. Unfortunately, it cuts out a bit early, but what's here makes for a very good listen. The interview portion is pretty interesting, as you hear the back story between Kathryn Calder's entry into the band. Incidentally, her other group, Immaculate Machine, releases their new album, Immaculate Machine's Fables, on June 12th. You can head over to You Ain't No Picasso for a listen of the track "Dear Confessor."


1. Twin Cinema
2. Use It
3. The Bleeding Heart Show
4. Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
5. Interview
6. The Bones of an Idol
7. It's Only Divine Right
8. Sing Me Spanish Techno


MP3: The New Pornographers - KCRW Set
Midnight Movies: Here

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