Saturday, May 3, 2008

MUSIC: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS "CHALLENGERS"



ABOUT: Challengers is the fourth album by Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers, released on August 21, 2007.

A box set containing three blank
CD-Rs, named "Executive Edition", was released August 7, 2007, two weeks before the album, with the promise of future multimedia to be downloaded at the band's website for fans to compile and burn their own CDs. The first disc included B-sides, demos and alternate versions; the second, titled "Live from the Future", featured live performances of songs related to the album; the third disc includes videos, photos and album artwork. The bonus material was available for download with the pre-orders of Challengers.

The song "My Rights Versus Yours" is currently available for download on
Matador Records website. "Failsafe" was originally written for the Canadian indie pop band The Choir Practice, and appeared on their debut album several months before the release of Challengers.

Challengers debuted at number 34 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 20,000 copies in its first week. "Myriad Harbour" was #79 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.


TRACK LISTING:

  1. "My Rights Versus Yours" – 4:14
  2. "All the Old Showstoppers" – 4:07
  3. "Challengers" – 3:29
  4. "Myriad Harbour" – 3:55
  5. "All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth" – 3:06
  6. "Failsafe" – 2:36
  7. "Unguided" – 6:30
  8. "Entering White Cecilia" – 3:26
  9. "Go Places" – 4:27
  10. "Mutiny, I Promise You" – 4:09
  11. "Adventures in Solitude" – 4:14
  12. "The Spirit of Giving" – 4:00

LISTEN TO:

CHALLENGERS (MP3)

MY RIGHTS VERSUS YOURS (MP3)


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