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sponj
11-08-2005, 12:16 PM
Love these guys. Twin Cinema is sooo great.
I've heard they've broken up, is it true?

Andrewbiles
11-08-2005, 12:45 PM
Don't think they have, they've got a few dates still to do this year, but they are an indie "supergroup" so they're probably all going back to their other projects for a while. Shouldn't think 'Twin cinema' will be the last you'll hear of them.

sponj
11-08-2005, 02:48 PM
can you tell me in what projects are the members involved?

slinks
11-08-2005, 03:01 PM
^ I know Neko Case has a solo career going. Other than that I'm not entirely sure.

ohdarn323
11-08-2005, 03:08 PM
Carl Newman has solo stuff, as well.

Twin Cinema is a great album.

Andrewbiles
11-08-2005, 04:32 PM
Neko Case, The Sadies, A.C. Newman and Zumpano are the bands that I know they've been in, I think they're all still going except Zumpano, but I'm not 100% on that.

sponj
11-08-2005, 05:03 PM
Thanks, I love them;_;
Electric version is great as well..

pumpkins_rule
11-08-2005, 06:07 PM
AC Newman's solo album is supposed to be amazing. Neko Case's is supposed to be pretty good too.

public_witness
11-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Dan Bejar, a guitarist and second male singer in the group, has destroyer. It was originally his solo project and is now basically a band. check them out.

sponj
11-10-2005, 05:17 PM
they have a section on their site (http://www.thenewpornographers.com) with all the side projects. they're all great.

thegenerator
11-11-2005, 09:27 AM
A.C.Newman's album is practically the New Pornographers anyway- it just doesn't stick to their sort of sound and it uses a lot of world music influences. Neko Case was an alternative/country singer before she was in the NPs, and she still has a solo career as that.

Twin Cinema is a great album. Dan Bejar's three songs on it are awesome, especially Broken Breads.

Andrewbiles
11-11-2005, 11:43 AM
Can't say I like AC Newman's 'The slow wonder' too much, or Neko Case's 'The tigers have spoken'. That's all I've heard from both of those projects, but it was enough to make me realise they weren't for me.

StrongBad
11-13-2005, 01:05 PM
* "I Wish I Was the Moon" is Neko's best solo effort, IMO.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that I am the NP's biggest fan on UG.
Search for New Porngraphers tabs and enjoy the large library of songs I've transcribed!

slinks
11-13-2005, 07:59 PM
Did anyone see that TRL actually did a piece on the New Pornographers on Friday (I think)? Surprised the hell out of me that's for sure. Of course they tried to spin it like no one had heard of them before except them so they were doing us a favor by "introducing" us to them :rolleyes:, but it was still pretty cool. Also quite amusing hearing a room full of my friends saying "Huh? The Pornographers? Who the hell are they?" :haha

shkrmkr
03-21-2006, 02:58 PM
I made a tab of 'Miracle Drug' by A.C. Newman.... but it gets rejected..... :confused: :sad:

Doctor Robert
03-21-2006, 04:47 PM
Anyone check out Neko Case's new solo album? Any good?

Zevious Zoquis
03-22-2006, 07:20 PM
I Saw The NP's in winnipeg a few weeks back. It was a great show. They're definitely one of my favorite bands of the past few years...

Guitarist132
03-22-2006, 08:56 PM
i just heard "From blown speakers" Its the frist song ive ever heard from them, sounds pretty good.

Zevious Zoquis
03-23-2006, 02:29 PM
check out Letter From an Occupant, The Laws Have Changed, Twin Cinema, Sing Me Spanish Techno....all just awesome alt-pop tunes.

guitarhero_908
03-27-2006, 09:38 PM
Really cool band. Saw them live but I was upset becasue neither dan or neko were there.

welton
03-28-2006, 06:51 PM
I've only listened to Mass Romantic. Some of their songs are pretty sweet.

Zevious Zoquis
03-29-2006, 02:22 PM
Really cool band. Saw them live but I was upset becasue neither dan or neko were there.

yeah, that was the case when I saw them too. The new girl they have does a fine job filling in for Neko - not quite the powerhouse Neko is but good all the same. The NPs are sort of a supergroup - pretty much all the members (at least the ones who do most fo the songwriting) have burgeoning solo careers or other bands and I get the impression that The New Pornographers was never really intended/expected to take off the way it has. I wouldn't be surprised if Neko and Dan Bejar officially seperate themselves from the band sometime soon...

public_witness
03-29-2006, 06:41 PM
I've heard they've broken up, is it true?

no, theyre touring right now.
you may have heard that because theyre a collective; they each have their own musical project as well as being in the group singers dan bejar and neko case both released solo albums this year.

im really pissed off, theyre doing a huge show here, but its no all ages.
i've wanted to see them for a while.

you should check out their first album, mass romantic. the production isnt as good but newman wrote some great songs for it.

shkrmkr
04-01-2006, 09:00 AM
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/new_pornographers/index.html

^ Reviews of Twin Cinema and Mass Romantic. :D

Diversity
11-20-2006, 06:03 PM
great band. just recently bumped into their music. pretty bright stuff.

trev_smith12
11-20-2006, 06:56 PM
Such a good band, really consistent too. I can't decide between Twin Cinema and Mass Romantic for my favourite album. I also saw them live and was expecting both Dan and Neko to be there. Still a great show though, but they didn't play Letter From An Occupant!

julio1987
11-20-2006, 07:33 PM
Twin Cinema and Mass Romantic are great albums, haven't had the chance to listen to Electric Version thoroughly yet from what I've heard it is just as good. Tracks like Stacked Crooked, Letter From An Occupant and Sing Me Spanish Techno are really amazing

ModestPixies16
07-08-2007, 09:37 PM
They are awesome, Twin Cinemas is my favorite new CD. I want to get Electric Version cause I hear that is amazing as well.

uhh_me?
07-09-2007, 12:18 AM
when is the new one out?
and this is an old thread
and is public witness banned forever?

K-Lizzle
07-09-2007, 12:22 AM
Love the band, hate the name.

ohdarn323
07-13-2007, 02:02 PM
Challengers is fantastic.

pumpkins_rule
07-13-2007, 03:17 PM
Twin Cinema is a good album, although the second half drags a bit.

somewhat_here
06-11-2010, 08:56 PM
saw them last night, co-headlining with the mountain goats (!) -- WITH Dan and Neko
the venue's sound wasn't that great unfortunately, but it was a fun show anyway

wtf does Dan do backstage in between non-Dan songs? guy doesn't face the crowd when he plays back up guitar either. and when the hell is the new destroyer album