Headed by A.C Newman, vocalist Neko Case and an outrageously talented cast of musicians, this Canadian supergroup have released four widely acclaimed album gems since they first gathered in 1997.
The New Pornographers latest record ‘Challengers’ was released by Matador in late 2007 (via Remote Control in Australia) creating even more excitement and praise than their previous works: “Their fourth album is a staggering masterclass in indie-pop songwriting that will make your brain melt and send firecrackers around your heart” New Musical Express
“Challengers ultimately proves to be the group's finest hour.” Mojo
“More cinematic than "Twin Cinema," more cohesive than any other record released this year, Challengers is so very good it almost compels you to think in the cliches of music criticism.” Pop Matters
Challengers is The New Pornographers most organic-sounding record, reflecting a conscious decision to use less "beepy synth" and almost entirely "real" instruments, recruiting an entire string section, plus harp, flute and more. Recorded in Brooklyn at the Seaside Lounge with Phil Palazzolo, this is the first record the New Pornographers has ever largely recorded outside of John Collins’ JC/DC Studio in Canada.
Added by The Little Aussies on July 10, 2008