paulwitcover (paulwitcover) wrote in theinferior4,

New Pornographers Redux

How many times can one man blog about The New Pornographers? I have not yet decided the answer to this question. Meanwhile, I saw the Pornos last night with my buddies Dan and Chris, and it was the best show by far I've ever seen from them -- and I've seen some great ones, most recently on July 4th, down in Battery Park.

The Pornos are touring in support of their new album, Challengers, which I think keeps up to the high standard set by their previous release, Twin Cinema. If you're a fan of guitar-driven indie-pop that's witty and intelligent and manages to be both odd and replete with hooks, then these two albums are must-owns. A.C. Newman is the main songwriter and singer, with reclusive genius Dan Bejar of Destroyer contributing and singing 3 or 4 songs per album--always my favorites--and the sublime Neko Case on vocals. Here's the Pornos doing the amazing "Myriad Harbor" from Challengers, a paen to New York City with Bejar on vocals:

And here, by unpopular demand, a few of my crapcam pix from last night:



Dan Bejar playing "The Spirit of Giving."  Thanks, Dan!

Neko Case and AC Newman rock on obliviously as drummer incandesces 

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