Twin Cinema

Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers are touring this month to support their new album. This time around, their sound is a little slower and more sedate than the frenetic, jangly power-pop they’re known for—perhaps the influence of frontman Carl Newman’s solo work. Fans of alt-country chanteuse Neko Case will enjoy the slow, dreamy “These Are The Fables,” though her powerful pipes don’t get as much exercise on this album. However, the Pornographers’ lyrics are as colorful and inscrutable as ever, and their melodies and hooks just as catchy and difficult to resist. “I’ve been listening too long/to one song,” sings Newman in “Sing Me Spanish Techno,” a feeling his fans understand all too well.