History[ edit ] The New Pornographers' name was chosen by Carl Newman , who has said that he came up with it after watching a Japanese film called The Pornographers. A live album recorded on their tour is available only at concerts and on the band's website. From to , either a New Pornographers' album or a solo album from one of the band's members ranked in the top 40 on the list each year. 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.
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Not longer after that first album, Case started to earn some accolades on her own, thereby raising the group's profile, which meant that their second album, 's Electric Version , garnered more attention than their debut. But by that point, the band had its own word-of-mouth following, large enough to attract the attention of indie rock standard-bearer Matador, who not only released the New Pornographers ' sophomore effort, but Newman 's superb solo album The Slow Wonder in the summer of All this set the stage for the group's third album, Twin Cinema , which arrived in late summer to rather high expectations -- after all, they not only had two fine records underneath their belt, but The Slow Wonder was also well regarded and earned some airtime on The OC to boot , so the time seemed ripe for a masterpiece from the New Pornographers. By that standard, Twin Cinema is a disappointment, since it does not constitute either a definitive statement or a great leap forward, but by nearly every other measure, it's a success. Like their previous two records, it's a bright, hooky record that sounds cheerful even when the tempos slow down and the melodies drift toward a minor key. It's sharp and tuneful, abundant in references to classic guitar pop yet never sounding beholden to the past, thanks to the lively, loose performances, a simple yet muscular production, and smart writing, usually from the pen of Newman.
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