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Listen: Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines (New Pornographers Cover)”

Part of the Yellow Bird Project’s Good People Rock

Mar 24, 2014

Here’s a fun cover, Andrew Bird taking on The New Pornographers’ “The Fake Headlines.”  More

Feb 25, 2014

Back in 2000, it was easy to assume that The New Pornographers would probably be the sort of band that would make one classic album, Mass Romantic, and then quietly fade into inactivity. For one, they were building their career on a kind of musicpower-popthat never really goes out of style but never completely breaks through in a significant way, either. More

Dec 03, 2012

Releasing his third solo album, Shut Down the Streets, earlier this year, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman has premiered a music video for the included single "I'm Not Talking." More

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Protest Issue Contains 132 Pages of Extra Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr., The Drums, Richard Hawley, The New Pornographers, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, and More

Oct 19, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s The Protest Issue includes all the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 132 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra interviews with Andrew BirdAriel Pink's Haunted GraffitiDan DeaconDeath Cab for CutieDinosaur Jr.The DrumsEMARichard HawleyFucked UpLiarsBob MouldTom MorelloThe New PornographersOkkervil RiverAmanda PalmerLaetitia SadierJD Samson of Le Tigre and MenTegan and Sara, and more.  More

Stream A.C. Newman’s “Shut Down the Streets”

Listen to New Solo Record in Full

Oct 02, 2012

Shut Down the Streets, the third solo album by The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman is slated to hit shelves Oct. 9 via Matador. More

“Obama: First Indie Rock President?” Protest Article Tackles Musicians’ Support of Obama

Kevin Barnes, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Carl Newman, Will Sheff, and Tom Morello Discuss Obama's First Term and Musician Involvement in the Election

Sep 26, 2012

In Under the Radar's Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now, we examine the intersection of music and politics. The issue includes an article titled "Barack Obama: The First Indie Rock President?" in which we talk to of Montreal's Kevin BarnesDead Kennedys' Jello BiafraAndrew BirdThe New Pornographers' Carl NewmanOkkervil River's Will Sheff, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello about President Barack Obama's first term, and the erosion in support from musicians versus the 2008 election. More

Listen: A.C. Newman - “Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns”

Another Cut From Shut Down The Streets

Sep 21, 2012

Back in July, A.C. Newman, frontman for The New Pornographers announced the release of a new solo album entitled Shut Down The Streets. More

Aug 20, 2012

Recently announcing plans for a follow-up to his 2009 solo album Get GuiltyThe New Pornographers' frontman A.C. Newman has come forth with an official name and release date for the proposed record. More

Jul 24, 2012

Following his 2009 solo effort Get GuiltyThe New Pornographers' A.C. Newman has announced that he will release a new full-length effort later this fall via Matador in the U.S. and Last Gang in Canada. More

Watch: The New Pornographers’ Carl “A.C.” Newman Covers Leonard Cohen

Performs "Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”

Feb 20, 2012

Adding yet another installment to its Old Ideas with New Friends, celebrating the past work of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen and his latest album Old Ideas, Columbia has served up a new video of one of Cohen's classic tunes, this time performed by The New Pornographers’ Carl “A.C.” Newman.  More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Kathryn Calder Announces Tour

First Ever Solo Excursion for New Pornographers Keyboardist/Vocalist

Apr 19, 2011

New Pornographers keyboardist/vocalist Kathyrn Calder has announced details of her first ever solo tour. We have the dates. More

Coachella 2011 Day 2 Recap: Arcade Fire, Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, The New Pornographers, Wire

Plus The London Suede, Freelance Whales, Gogol Bordello and Trampled by Turtles

Apr 17, 2011

Day two of Coachella continued day one's comfort. Whatever advanced security they've implemented--or at least perhaps scalpers buying up lots of tickets that ultimately weren't used--has helped make this year a comfortable festival again. There's room to move around and enjoy just about every band. Even stranger, some bands that are legendary are experiencing small turnout. The only band that really drew a massive crowd was the Arcade FireMore

Paul Rudd, Bill Hader Star in Latest Video From New Pornographers

Ted Leo, Donald Glover Also Make Appearances

Feb 07, 2011

The New Pornographers recruit a star-studded cast for their quirky "Moves" video. We have the video. More

The New Pornographers Sing Out Against Teen Suicide

Band Plays “Adventures in Solitude” For The New Gay

Dec 21, 2010

The New Pornographers, perform on The New Gay. We have the video.  More

New Pornographers Join Forces with Oxfam

“Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” Raises Oil Spill Awareness

Dec 16, 2010

The New Pornographers have teamed up with poverty-fighting charity Oxfam America through catchy song and video. "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" features clips of unemployed fishermen and suffering sea life, reminding us the disaster of the BP oil spill that continues to haunt us today. More

Aug 12, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 Issue is a special issue named the Wasted on the Youth Issue that features musicians and actors talking about their childhood memories and things they loved when they were kids. We're also posting web-exclusive essays that were not printed in the issue, including this one about Knight Rider by The New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder. More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, and Plants and Animals Longlisted For Polaris Prize

Plus Caribou and The New Pornographers; Short List Announced July 6th

Jun 18, 2010

Canada’s premier music award (think the Grammys here in America or England's Mercury Prize), The Polaris Prize, has announced its’ long list. Among the 40 artists nominated are Under the Radar favorites Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallet, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, The Besnard Lakes, The New Pornographers, and Plants and Animals. We have the full list.  More

Jun 03, 2010

Chorographer Busby Berkeley was a director known for his lavish dance numbers, usually shot from above to create a series of intricate patterns. The New Pornographers is a band known for their intricate harmonies, which tend to sound good at any height. The two finally meet at last (at least in spirit) in The New Pornographers’ video “The Crash Years.” More

May 06, 2010

The New Pornographers rocked Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night with "The Crash Years," a cut from recently released album, Together. We have the video. More

May 04, 2010

The New Pornographers' new album, Together, hit stores today and to promote its release the Canadian collective have released a new video for single "Your Hands (Together)." The video was directed by the band's own Blaine Thurier, who already has experience directing independent feature films. The clip has no plot, but features a bunch of folks doing choreographed karate in time with the music (the band makes no appearance). We have the video. More

Apr 26, 2010

Stream The New Pornographers’ fifth album, Together, on NPR here. Together will stream in its entirety until the album’s release on May 4. 

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Mar 25, 2010

As previously reported, The New Pornographers are set to release fifth album Together May 4th. Today the Canadian collective unveiled new single "Crash Years" via their Facebook page with a simple note, "We present to you, "Crash Years" for your Facebook listening pleasure." More

Mar 24, 2010

In support of their fifth album Together, Canadian collective The New Pornographers are heading out on tour. Supporting them are The Dodos. We have the dates. More

The New Pornographers Get ‘Together’ For Fifth LP

Zach Condon, Annie Clark, Will Sheff, The Dap-Kings Contribute

Jan 21, 2010

Canada's much-loved ("don't call us a supergroup") octet The New Pornographers, are back with their fifth LP on May 4th. The Matablog broke the big news today about the power-pop band's new release, appropriately titled Together. More


Interviews

Feb 25, 2014

Back in 2000, it was easy to assume that The New Pornographers would probably be the sort of band that would make one classic album, Mass Romantic, and then quietly fade into inactivity. For one, they were building their career on a kind of musicpower-popthat never really goes out of style but never completely breaks through in a significant way, either. More


Reviews

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More