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mob roulette
09-10-2007, 09:39 AM
Deserve their own thread. I don't know why someone else didn't think of it before.

Also, "Entering White Cecilia" is my new favorite song. So pretty. I like how it rides this Pretenders beat but then has this really gorgeous counter melody instead.

Also, please explain why I am seeing them this month and then Neko again in November. Is she not touring with them or what? I already had someone tell me this was likely the case, I'm just looking for confirmation. Okay thanks.

mountmccabe
09-10-2007, 09:48 AM
The Okkervil River thread is one quarter a New Pornographers thread and the Challengers vs The Stage Names thread is half a New Pornographers thread so that's why they don't have their own thread yet. Also unusual levels of sobriety.

Dan almost never plays shows with them. Neko doesn't play shows with them that often; I don't expect that she'll be at the Rialto. I mean it's the sort of thing where her presence is an assumed no unless they say a definite yes. And unless Pitchfork takes it back and says oh, we were wrong. Sorry.

This is one reason Carl got his neice Kathyrn Calder (sp?) to play in the band. Also she sings on "Failsafe" on the album, even.

keriann
09-10-2007, 09:51 AM
This is one reason Carl got his neice Kathyrn Calder (sp?) to play in the band. Also she sings on "Failsafe" on the album, even.
Whoa, really? She sounds so much like Neko. I didn't even notice.

Also Mob, have you listened to Destroyer? If you haven't, you should.

canexplain
09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
mob and I are on the New Pornos band wagon for this cd for sure ... it gets a little goofy in places, but geez i love that cd ... cr****

Hannahrain
09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
Also, please explain why I am seeing them this month and then Neko again in November.

I believe the scientific explanation for this is "because you're a lucky bastard".

Yablonowitz
09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
Sadly, that is likely the Case. (HA!) Did you see them at Coachella this year? They do just fine without her.

They are coming through Missoula during the second leg of their tour. It will be interesting to see if she joins them then. But Bejar better be there. That's all I can say. Neko needs to take her TNP duties more seriously. She has a fresher album out with TNP than her solo...she should be promoting that.

I might need to punch her.

Yablonowitz
09-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Dan almost never plays shows with them.

Worst sentence I've read today.

mountmccabe
09-10-2007, 09:59 AM
Dan played or was going to play one date in New York sometime around now. That's the only time I've heard of him playing with them live in years.

mountmccabe
09-10-2007, 10:00 AM
Sorry, man. But it's better to know now so that you can take out your anger on your coworkers and such and then be ready for to enjoy the show.

mob roulette
09-10-2007, 10:11 AM
I was not a big fan of the Destroyer record, Keriann. But I might have to go back and listen to it again after being fully exposed to NP now.

sonofhal
09-10-2007, 10:18 AM
The Destroyer album is damn fine (especially Painter In Your Pocket).

mountmccabe
09-10-2007, 10:26 AM
Destroyer's Rubies is a great disc. I also have Streethawk: A Seduction and it is also wonderful. I also have This Night but I've gotten that more recently and I don't really know it well yet.

keriann
09-10-2007, 10:41 AM
I would just think that someone who likes Dan's songs would really like Destroyer. Because it is like a whole album of Dan's songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But I agree with whoever said it before (I think it was John) that part of what what makes NP so great is the variety that comes from the collaboration between Carl, Neko, Dan etc. A whole album of Dan is a wee bit much for me all at once.

canexplain
09-10-2007, 10:52 AM
I would just think that someone who likes Dan's songs would really like Destroyer. Because it is like a whole album of Dan's songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But I agree with whoever said it before (I think it was John) that part of what what makes NP so great is the variety that comes from the collaboration between Carl, Neko, Dan etc. A whole album of Dan is a wee bit much for me all at once.

guess that is why they call them an indie supergroup ....cr****

miscorrections
09-10-2007, 12:17 PM
all the destroyer albums are pretty dang good, rubies being my favorite.

JelloPuddingChat
09-10-2007, 08:14 PM
I was listening to KCRW and they were giving away tickets to the fonda show. The DJ mentioned that dan and Neko were supposed to play those shows.

mob roulette
09-24-2007, 04:58 PM
Tucson got Dan and Neko. It was nice. They played nice. Neko sang nice, esp on "Challengers". They have this bright ass sign that sort of hurt my eyes, which wasn't so nice, but it was funny. I got it, so okay.

Also Becky Stark from Lavender Diamond is like the nicest person in the world. She like sat and had this whole conversation with us after her set. I still think the whole stage act is like some failed stand up comedy type shit but she did sing nice. Not like Neko nice or like Loretta Lynn nice, but at least maybe like Crystal Gayle nice. It was serviceable.

mob roulette
09-24-2007, 05:04 PM
Also this whole record sounds like other people. But that's okay. It's a good record. With good influences. The blood of power pop has never failed me yet.

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mountmccabe
09-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Tucson got Dan and Neko.

This is nuts.

nahuatldream
09-24-2007, 05:39 PM
"Let's hear it for Planet Earth, the best planet in the World"

In other news, we got Neko and Dan as well (in Albuquerque). It was a really, really good show. Neko sounded awesome. Also, they promised to beat up the Shins. I liked Awkward Stage and Lavender Diamond (openers), though Becky Stark is a funny hippy.

gaypalmsprings
09-24-2007, 05:44 PM
This is nuts.

No, this is nuts.

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full on idle
10-07-2007, 08:22 PM
I undervalued Electric Version.

Yablonowitz
10-09-2007, 07:18 AM
I cut my teeth on "Electric Version."

Missoula is getting Dan and Neko too. Yeah us.

mob roulette
03-13-2008, 08:00 PM
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