Until the Zit Remedy from Degrassi Junior High reunite, the title of Canada’s leading alt super group will remain with The New Pornographers. And with Brill Bruisers, it’s clear that they have no intention of giving up that title any time soon.
That patented eclectic, but somehow unified Pornographers sound is immediately evident. From Champions of Red Wine, built on dancing electronica, subdued guitars far off in the distance and hypnotic Neko Case vocals. To Fantasy Fools using what sounds like the synthesizer from the opening credits of Rugrats. To Backstairs, dabbling in a little Daft Punk style vocoding.