Together

Together

by The New Pornographers
     
 

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Together is the fifth album by Canadian-U.S. collective The New Pornographers, featuring Neko Case and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, in addition to bandleader and chief songwriter A.C. Newman. Playing to all the New Pornographers strengths, Together combines the freewheeling, glammy spirit of their debut Mass Romantic with the very personal, emotionalSee more details below

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Together is the fifth album by Canadian-U.S. collective The New Pornographers, featuring Neko Case and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, in addition to bandleader and chief songwriter A.C. Newman. Playing to all the New Pornographers strengths, Together combines the freewheeling, glammy spirit of their debut Mass Romantic with the very personal, emotional songwriting of their most recent material. As a result, it’s an album that aims to please, as exciting for the New Pornographers obsessive as for casual new listeners.

Stunning ballads like “My Shepherd” and “Valkyrie In The Roller Disco” are among the most beautiful melodies Newman has ever written, and singles “Crash Years” and “Your Hands (Together)” rank among faves like “The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism” and “The Laws Have Changed”.

Vocalist keyboardist Kathryn Calder’s voice has never integrated so well with Case’s, and Bejar’s three contributions are probably his catchiest and least disjointed. Newman says he’s always had a dream of finding the middle ground between Led Zeppelin and The 5th Dimension, which isn’t a bad way to describe Together’s mix of deceptively complex songwriting with pop hooks and arenarock power. This is one of the great bands of the last decade at the top of their game. From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2010
Label:
Matador Records
UPC:
0744861089124
catalogNumber:
10891
Rank:
74168

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Tracks

  1. Moves  -  New Pornographers
  2. Crash Years  -  New Pornographers
  3. Your Hands (Together)  -  New Pornographers
  4. Silver Jenny Dollar  -  New Pornographers
  5. Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk  -  New Pornographers
  6. My Shepherd  -  New Pornographers
  7. If You Can't See My Mirrors  -  New Pornographers
  8. Up In the Dark  -  New Pornographers
  9. Valkyrie In the Roller Disco  -  New Pornographers
  10. A Bite Out of My Bed  -  New Pornographers
  11. Daughters of Sorrow  -  New Pornographers
  12. We End Up Together  -  New Pornographers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Pornographers   Primary Artist
Neko Case   Vocals,Group Member
Kurt Dahle   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Cochemea Gastelum   Baritone Saxophone
Neal Sugarman   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Will Sheff   Background Vocals
Daniel Bejar   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vibes,Group Member
John Collins   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Group Member
Todd Fancey   Banjo,Guitar,Group Member
Blaine Thurier   Keyboards,Group Member
A.C. Newman   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Kathryn Calder   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Zach Condon   Trumpet
Ben Kalb   Cello
Annie Clark   Guitar,Soloist
Tara Szczygielski   Violin
Dap-Kings   Horn
Dave Guy   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Colin Stewart   Engineer
Kurt Dahle   Engineer
David Carswell   Engineer
Phil Palazzolo   Producer,Engineer
Sheldon Zaharko   Engineer
New Pornographers   Producer
John Collins   Engineer
Mark Ephraim   Engineer
Josh Clark   Engineer
Walter Martin   Artwork,Cover Photo
Paloma Muñoz   Artwork,Cover Photo

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