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Old 03-14-10, 02:51 PM
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New Pornographers - Together (May 5, 2010)



Release date of May 5, 2010.

Track listing:

1. Moves
2. The Crash Years
3. Your Hands (Together)
4. Silver Jenny Dollar
5. Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
6. My Shepherd
7. If You Can’t See My Mirrors
8. Up In The Dark
9. Valkyrie In The Roller Disco
10. A Bite Out Of My Bed
11. Daughters Of Sorrow
12. We End Up Together

You can download "Your Hands (Together)" for free from Matador Records's website:
http://www.matadorrecords.com/matabl...her-right-now/

It's interesting. The main songwriter, A.C. Newman, was looking for the middle ground between Led Zeppelin and The Fifth Dimension, I can see that combination in the download.

As always, the album features the immense talents of A.C. Newman, Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey and Blaine Thurier. It was produced by Phil Palazzolo and recorded at various studios in Vancouver, Brooklyn and Woodstock New York, and oh man, do we love it.
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Together is the 5th album by Canadian-US collective The New Pornographers, featuring Neko Case and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, in addition to bandleader and chief songwriter A.C. Newman, who All Music Guide says “in a perfect world, would be our Elton, our McCartney”. Playing to all the New Pornographers strengths, Together combines the freewheeling, glammy spirit of their debut Mass Romanticwith the very personal, emotional songwriting of their most recent material. As a result, it’s an album that aims to please, as exciting for the New Pornographers obsessive as for
casual new listeners.

Stunning ballads like “My Shepherd” and “Valkyrie In The Roller Disco” are among the most beautiful melodies Newman has ever written, and singles “Crash Years” and “Your Hands (Together)” rank among faves like “The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism” and “The Laws Have Changed”. Vocalist keyboardist Kathryn Calder’s voice has never integrated so well with Case’s, and Bejar’s three contributions are probably his catchiest and least disjointed. Newman says he’s always had a dream of finding the middle ground between Led Zeppelin and The 5th Dimension, which
isn’t a bad way to describe Together’smix of decep- tively complex songwriting with pop hooks and arena-rock power. This is one of the great bands of the last decade at the top of their game.
And you can listen to it for free from April 26 to May 4 at this link:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=98679384

Another interesting thing about this album is that if you order the LP you get a code for downloads of the songs.

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Another interesting thing about this album is that if you order the LP you get a code for downloads of the songs.
This is common practice for a lot of labels. Matador does this for just about every release.
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Looking forward to this. Much better cover art than the last LP.
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Quite a year for music. New Pornographers, wolf parade, arcade fire, Holy fuck, the national.

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Re: New Pornographers - Together (May 5, 2010)

Quite a day for music. Both the Pornographers and Josh Ritter hit on the same day
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Quite a day for music. Both the Pornographers and Josh Ritter hit on the same day
And The Hold Steady
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Awesome! If you order the LP from Matador you get a free 7" with two unreleased songs & a poster.
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And The Hold Steady
Had heard they were working on one, didn't know it was dropping so soon. That's 3 albums from my top 10 bands on one day.
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
Quite a year for music. New Pornographers, wolf parade, arcade fire, Holy fuck, the national.
It has been a ridiculously great year for music & I agree with all those you mentioned but lets not forget still to comeThe Black Keys, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine (I hope), Broken Social Scene (which I've heard some of and is amazing).
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Quite a year for music. New Pornographers, wolf parade, arcade fire, Holy fuck, the national.
Is there a date for this or just "2010?"
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Re: New Pornographers - Together (May 5, 2010)

yea I was going to ask about Arcade Fire, I hadn't heard about a new album coming out this year. If that's true I'm excited.

Can't wait for this album either, big fan of NP.

Radiohead is also coming out with a new album, let's not forget one of the greatest bands ever!
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Originally Posted by Oliver Clothesoff View Post
This is common practice for a lot of labels. Matador does this for just about every release.
For those people out there that don't know how to rip a CD?
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It has been a ridiculously great year for music & I agree with all those you mentioned but lets not forget still to comeThe Black Keys, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine (I hope), Broken Social Scene (which I've heard some of and is amazing).
I forgot about BBS having a new release too. Awesomeness shall happen.

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Is there a date for this or just "2010?"
Still 2010, but rumbles are May/June...which would make sense seeing as the festival circuit starts up around then.
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For those people out there that don't know how to rip a CD?
The download comes with the vinyl copies, not the CDs.
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I forgot about BBS having a new release too. Awesomeness shall happen.
Three new songs off it are streaming right now, they are all great.

Also on the amazing new albums to be excited for front is the new Gaslight Anthem this summer!!!
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Re: New Pornographers - Together (May 5, 2010)

I'm a big fan of Neko Case, but I've never given these guys a listen. Any recommendations on what to start with?
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I'm a big fan of Neko Case, but I've never given these guys a listen. Any recommendations on what to start with?
I would think a "big" fan would have listened to a band she is a main member of, but maybe thats just me. Start with Twin Cinema.
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Start at the beginning (Mass Romantic) and work through the albums. Neko shines brightest on the earlier albums IMO.
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See I'm more a Dan Bejar fan myself, but appreciate the Neko action in there too.
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Three new songs off it are streaming right now, they are all great.

Also on the amazing new albums to be excited for front is the new Gaslight Anthem this summer!!!
Fuck. Yes.
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Listening parties to be held in about a dozen cities. Free alcohol and giveaways means I'm in!

http://www.matadorrecords.com/matabl...ers-announced/
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Does anyone know which song(s) Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is a guest on?
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She plays guitar on "My Shepherd".
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Thanks.
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Got my LP from Matador Records yesterday. Very nice... track listing is slightly different on the vinyl (side 1 ends with "Valkyrie In The Roller Disco" after "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk"), though the download from Matador is in the CD running order as listed above.

It's a great record. "My Shepherd" is the only clunker, I think, but I'm a NPs fanboy to the n'th degree, so they can do almost no wrong in my eyes. So many great melodies.

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