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re: postmaster

do your homework, buddy. when rock and roll started taking foot in the 1950's, people knee-jerkingly dubbed it "the new pornography," which is very similar to the knee-jerf reaction you had to this band's name. oh yeah, the music marvelous! neko case is present, for those wondering.

FAMAZING even if you don't like porn....

This band blows my mind into tiny pieces of musical goodness everytime i listen to them. Unbelievable harmonies and hooks that are so catchy it hurts the a good way.

The name is courtesy of Jimmy Swaggart

Just to be clear, A.C. Newman has said that their name comes from Jimmy Swaggart, who in 1986 called rock and roll "the new pornography" and "music from the devil." That said, N.P. couldn't be further from what we think of as pornography, and I'm not sure whether it's silly or just plain idiotic to object to the band because of the name. Probably the latter. BTW, these guys and gals are probably the best pop band currently recording.


Formed: 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Vancouver indie rock supergroup the New Pornographers feature the talents of Zumpano's Carl Newman, the Evaporators' John Collins, Destroyer's Dan Bejar, cartoonist/filmmaker Blaine Thurier, drummer Fisher Rose, and guest vocalist Neko Case. Newman began the band in 1996 as a lark after releasing Zumpano's Goin' Through Changes; one by one, the other members joined the fold, and the New Pornographers' first official rehearsal took place in 1997. By the following year, the group had completed...
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