Presented as a musical collective of singer-songwriters and musicians from multiple projects, the band has released seven studio albums to critical acclaim for their use of multiple vocalists and elements of power pop incorporated into their pornographers.
The New Pornographers' name was chosen by Carl Newman, who has said that he came up with it after watching a Japanese film called Horney teen boy Pornographers. A live album recorded on their tour is available only at concerts and on the band's website.
From toeither a New Pornographers' album or new solo album from one of the band's members ranked in the top 40 on the list each year. All of The New Pornographer's original members were prominent within the Vancouver music scene prior to forming the band.
Kathryn Calder, who is also Newman's niece, joined the band in largely as a live replacement for Neko Case, whose solo career often left her unavailable to perform with the band. Calder's first lead vocals for the band were on 's Challengerssinging the lead on "Failsafe" and sharing the lead with Newman on "Adventures in Solitude".
The band released their fifth album, Togetheron May 4, new, on Matador Records. The album includes collaborations from St. The band's sixth album, Brill Bruiserspornographers released on August 26, The album was preceded by blogspot single "High Ticket Attractions".
It is also the first New Pornographers album blogspot not feature Dan Bejar.