The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio

The New Pornographers perform the Dan Bejar-led track live in The Current studio. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio
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  • The New Pornographers, 'Brill Bruisers' performed at The Current 02:53
  • The New Pornographers, 'War on the East Coast' performed at The Current 03:34
  • The New Pornographers, 'Moves' performed at The Current 03:37

Having played Rock the Garden in 2008, the New Pornographers are no strangers to the view of the Minneapolis skyline. On Friday, Aug. 8, the Vancouver-rooted but now variously based indie rockers gathered in the Twin Cities for a show at the Skyline Music Festival at Target Field.

En route to the gig, the New Pornographers stopped by The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia.

Listen to the band's conversation with Mary to hear about how the band members consider their artistic longevity, about how the new record came together, and about the band's decision to finally start appearing in their own music videos.

You'll also hear the New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder describe A Matter of Time, a forthcoming documentary about ALS (also called Lou Gehrig's Disease) in which she was invited to participate.

The New Pornographers perform tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 12) at First Avenue with opening act the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Songs Performed


"Brill Bruisers"
"War on the East Coast"
"Moves"

The first two songs are from the forthcoming album, Brill Bruisers, releasing on Aug. 25, 2014. "Moves" comes from the 2010 album Together. Both albums are distributed in the U.S. by Matador Records.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Wesley Berger
Web feature by Luke Taylor

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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Dan Bejar of The New Pornographers performs in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers performs in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    John Collins of The New Pornographers performs in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Blaine Thurier of The New Pornographers performs in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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