Clockwise from upper left: Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Flying Lotus. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Neko Case and Carl Newman of The New Pornographers say a great pop song opens your heart up and makes you want to hear it again and again. Chris Buck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The New Pornographers will play songs from Brill Bruisers inside New York's famed Brill Building on Thursday, Sept. 4. Chris Buck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Team captain of The New Pornographers? That would be Carl "A.C." Newman, the guy in the middle. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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