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Win Tickets to The New Pornographers featuring A.C. Newman, Neko Case, and Dan Bejar (Destroyer) + The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Pageant on Monday, November 10th

The New Pornographers featuring A.C. Newman, Neko Case, and Dan Bejar (Destroyer) will be back at The Pageant on Monday, November 10th in support of their latest album, Brill Bruisers. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart will open the show. We have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away to the show, but before … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Kathryn Calder – Who Are You?

New Pornos’ permi-member (she sings Neko’s parts when the redheaded power vocalist is away on business, so you know she’s for real) and frequent solo artist, Kathryn Calder, came correct with her sophomore album Bright and Vivid, released in October. We first caught wind of Calder going it alone in May 2010 with the release … Read more

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Jam of the Day | AgesandAges – So So Freely

Photo by Alicia J. Rose I rather adore that the bio for Portland’s seven-piece (yes, count ’em, seven), AgesandAges suggests that “church words” are the best way to describe its music. In fact, that same bio assures us that AgesandAges is not a cult. Good to know. Yet, I do get the comparison. The collective’s … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Destroyer – Suicide Demo for Kara Walker

You may know Dan Bejar best as a one of the vocalists of Canadian indie rock troupe The New Pornographers. Bejar, however, is also the founder/primary member of Destroyer, and he has been absolutely killing it with consistently awesome records since the release of 2000’s Thief. Bejar’s music is skillfully poetic, but often lyrically cryptic … Read more

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Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornos) Goes It Alone

Photo credit: Caleb Beyers Used to “half-writing” songs to take to her fellow band members of The New Pornographers for further collaboration, Kathryn Calder had to do things differently during the process of creating her solo debut. With help from New Pornos pals, Neko Case, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey, along with members of Ladyhawk … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together)

Not to be outdone by Broken Social Scene, that other Canadian indie-rock collective that just released a new song + album details last Friday, The New Pornographers released its first track off the upcoming Together yesterday. The Twitter description claimed the new song is “quite rocking.” That’s not a lie. With grinding guitars and a edict to “put, … Read more