Challengers takes place not amid the destruction of a relationship, but its diaspora. So many artists have recorded albums about the enmity and acrimony of lovers breaking apart, of the last few connecting threads fraying and finally snapping. Challengers is an album about all those months later, wide awake at night, thinking about her smile; or the momentary hesitation when you find one of his things, while cleaning and it still carries his scent. At the time of its release in , Challengers was greeted with respectful, but slightly puzzled reviews.
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Challengers – The New Pornographers interview
The first New Pornographers song that I ever heard was Sing me Spanish techno from their album Twin Cinema , which stood out immediately from a mix-tape of odds and ends given to me by a friend. Listening through their albums, from the latest Challengers to their debut Mass Romantic has become, for me, an exercise in finding new old-favourites. Like The Slow Descent into Alcoholism , or Go Places ,or the laws have changed , or the brilliant title track of the latest album Challengers — enough already, you get the picture. The band led by A.
Matador's all-star power poppers return with a record that's mellow mood and baritone guitar obsession mark it more as a sequel to frontman Carl Newman's solo record The Slow Wonder than the band's own Twin Cinema. In interviews, the New Pornographers have made known that they don't want to be called a supergroup. Sorry, bros, no dice. Putting aside that "supergroup" is a much easier term than "band made up of people from other notable bands," it also has certain connotations about the way a band operates that fits the New Porns snugly, from how they tour in various iterations depending on the schedules of the primary figures to how the albums have allotted space for each songwriter or singer i. Whether due to evil, lazy media folk like me or their own early press kits, the New Pornographers will never be seen as just a regular group, especially as the profile of Neko Case, Destroyer, and Carl Newman grows concurrent with the band's success.