The magnetic trio of Neko Case, Kathryn Calder and A.C. Newman lead the band, guaranteeing you’ll never hear the same sound twice – an exciting prospect. This quality, along with a newfound Krautrock influence, revitalises the band’s classic sound while offering something new to veteran fans. Second Sleep and Juke impress with their sonic experimentation, while We’ve Been Here Before mesmerises with its sparse arrangement. There’s a lot to be said for the consistent delivery of strong albums which still manage to be inventive with each release; for The New Pornographers, this skill has become their defining feature.
Whiteout Conditions is out April 7 via Concord/Caroline.