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 music—power-pop—that never really goes out of style but never completely breaks through in a significant way, either. For another, supergroups have an even shorter shelf-life than regular bands, and two of The New Pornographers’ main contributors, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, already had critically acclaimed careers in their own right (Case as a solo artist, Bejar as the frontman for Destroyer). But 13 years later, The New Pornographers have not only survived but have become one of the only supergroups that have achieved a level of notoriety equal to any of its individual members. Here, lead Pornographer Carl Newman talks about their yet-to-be-titled sixth full-length album, his work on the soundtrack for The F-Word, and his surprise at how his band has been able to last longer than just about any supergroup before them. [Note: There’s a separate in the studio article on The New Pornographers in our current print issue. These are portions of the interview with Carl Newman not included in the print article. Pick up our current print issue to read more about The New Pornographers’ next album. Keep in mind that the album is still a work in progress and the details and direction of the album may have changed since this interview; consider this a snapshot of the album’s recording process.] (via In the Studio: The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman on the Band’s Next Album | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

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 music—power-pop—that never really goes out of style but never completely breaks through in a significant way, either. For another, supergroups have an even shorter shelf-life than regular bands, and two of The New Pornographers’ main contributors, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, already had critically acclaimed careers in their own right (Case as a solo artist, Bejar as the frontman for Destroyer). But 13 years later, The New Pornographers have not only survived but have become one of the only supergroups that have achieved a level of notoriety equal to any of its individual members. Here, lead Pornographer Carl Newman talks about their yet-to-be-titled sixth full-length album, his work on the soundtrack for The F-Word, and his surprise at how his band has been able to last longer than just about any supergroup before them. [Note: There’s a separate in the studio article on The New Pornographers in our current print issue. These are portions of the interview with Carl Newman not included in the print article. Pick up our current print issue to read more about The New Pornographers’ next album. Keep in mind that the album is still a work in progress and the details and direction of the album may have changed since this interview; consider this a snapshot of the album’s recording process.] (via In the Studio: The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman on the Band’s Next Album | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

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