The New Pornographers
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS is a Canadian/American indie rock band formed in 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The band’s first three albums each ranked in the top 40 on The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop year-end poll of hundreds of music reviewers. From 2000 to 2006, either a New Pornographers’ album or a solo album from one of the band’s members ranked in the top 40 on the list each year. In 2007, Blender magazine ranked The New Pornographers’ first album, Mass Romantic, as the 24th best indie album of all time. It is the second-highest Canadian album on the list, behind Arcade Fire’s Funeral (which came in sixth).
The band has released four albums to date: Mass Romantic (2000), Electric Version (2003), Twin Cinema (2005), and Challengers (2007). A live album recorded on their 2006 tour is available only at concerts and on the band’s website, thenewpornographers.com.