Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

The New Pornographers' "Myriad Harbour" will change your life. Promise. (Allegedly.)
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Poor Graphic Design

The New Pornographers' titanic struggle to come up with a halfway-decent album cover.

At least this one isn't bright green and yellow.


The New Pornographers

This song will change your life

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The New Pornographers' "Myriad Harbour."

Garish visuals aside, behold this slightly-less-cryptic-than-usual anthem from the wacky/beautiful Dan Bejar.

Sporting Trifles

Cleveland Cavaliers not named LeBron James.

Straight-up, fuck you guys.

Transcendent Concert Experience

John Doe at the Living Room Thursday night.

Splendid, but he really oughta give some thought to whipping up a solo acoustic version of "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline."

Coif Medicine

The similarity between Rihanna's hairdo while singing "Umbrella" on The Tonight Show and that picture of a pissed-off cat involuntarily wearing a cut-up lime as a helmet.

Enough with the bangs.

Wistful Reminiscences

Revisiting Peppers and Eggs, the two-disc comp of music from The Sopranos, while in mourning.

Alas, no Defiler.

Great Moments in Fake Bands


Funniest fake band in history, Spinal Tap excepted.

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