Re: New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions
Posted by Ken on 4/23/2017, 3:19 pm, in reply to "Re: New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions"
I've seen them five times. three were the full lineup and then two with the stripped down lineup. Yeah you're pretty much right on the money there. Calder does a great job in concert singing Neko's parts, but she doesn't bring the chemistry that Neko brings. The band as a whole doesn't have much stage presence on their own (Newman has some, but he can't carry a whole show by himself), so having Neko and Dan there adds a lot to the vibe they bring in concert.
Yeah I don't know what the deal with Letter from an Occupant is. It sounds just like a Newman song. So it's odd that Case stopped contributing songwriting so quickly. If anything I'd like the band to be more collaborative. More Neko songs, more Dan songs, more co-written songs. Calder writes songs for her solo albums, even she could contribute something.
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