Move Your Body And Brain With The New Pornographers : World Cafe The band's latest album, Whiteout Conditions, is power-pop harmony heaven. AC Newman tells World Cafe he's always envisioned the group as a party band that also makes you think.
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The New Pornographers On World Cafe

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The New Pornographers On World Cafe

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The New Pornographers On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "High Ticket Attractions"
  • "Play Money" (studio version from Whiteout Conditions)
  • "Whiteout Conditions"
  • "Colosseums"

The New Pornographers just released its seventh album, Whiteout Conditions — and it's power-pop harmony heaven. This is music that moves your body and your brain, a hybrid that chief songwriter AC Newman says he envisioned from the beginning:

There were bands that I went to see that were just party bands, but you'd never really put on their records and listen to them. And then there were the bands that you listen to their records, but they're a real drag to see live. So I think the idea was like, "What if we could somehow bridge the gap?" Be sort of a party band, but also be the smart band where people listen to the records and the records are sort of dense.

The New Pornographers' records have featured a rotating cast of musical heavyweights, including Neko Case. In this session, we'll talk about life on the road after almost two decades and hear a mega-fun live performance. Listen above and check out a session performance video via VuHaus below.

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