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Aug 11, 2014 Listen to all 4 tracks:
The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio (full session and interview)
The New Pornographers, 'Brill Bruisers' performed at The Current
The New Pornographers, 'War on the East Coast' performed at The Current
The New Pornographers, 'Moves' performed at The Current
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.
"War on the East Coast"
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 Vancouver indie-rock super group The New Pornographers formed in 1996, but didn't release their debut album, "Mass Romantic," until the fall of 2000. Not surprising, given everyone in the band was already involved with successful projects.
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