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The New Pornographers lighten up while sharing life lessons
The New Pornographers lighten up while sharing life lessons

After a decade and a half fronting the indie rock supergroup the New Pornographers, it should come as no surprise that Carl Newman's first impression is that of a no-nonsense leader of the pack. Chew loudly, he warns well before ordering at a Silver Lake restaurant, and he will hate you forever. "I'm serious," the soft-spoken singer-songwriter says, never breaking eye contact. "I won't be able to speak to you." While his band's latest album, "Brill Bruisers," presents the New Pornographers — a group that also includes well-known artists Neko Case and Dan Bejar of Destroyer — at its most effervescent, Newman is most...

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