Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The New Pornographers

Twin CinemaFound another Canadian pop band worth checking out (brings the total up to three, I think). Anyway, I read about these guys a while back in Rolling Stone, and meant to check them out, but I could never remember to. Enter Steve Jones on Indie 103.1. "The Sire of Wilshire" spun a song by them on his show the other day (it's so great to be able to say that a DJ turned me onto this-just like radio used to be!), and it was catchy as a cold in December. Their sound is inspired by equal parts Beatles, T Rex, David Bowie, and Todd Rundgren. At the same time, it is forged with the same sensibilities that make the power pop bands of the last 15 years so wonderful (in their case, bits reminiscient of The Posies and fellow Canadians Sloan going on here). Dig 'em today!


  1. Dan, I do! I know you told me about these guys, but I don't recall hearing anything and I didn't already have any tracks by them.

  2. I'm late to the "I'm already into them" thread, but I tell you, 2 weeks ago, I snagged a few trcks from these fellows. Pretty good stuff. I also caught that article in Rolling Stone.

    This all reminds me of a shirt that my buddy has. It says "Everything you like... I liked five years ago"

  3. Eh, maybe it was on another disc I made for some other folk...sorry bout that.

    I found another great band by four guys from the Bay area, kinda poppy, with the album cover making them look like hippies standing next to some girl covered in swirls of goo, I'll have to look up the name.


  4. Yeah, look it up... haven't heard of that one. :-)