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The New Pornographers is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The name of the band was chosen by band leader and founder Carl Newman, who has said that he came up with it after watching a Japanese film called The Pornographers. Other members of the band, a large number of of whom were prominent within the Vancouver music scene prior to forming The New Pornographers, include Neko Case, Dan Bejar and John Collins of Destroyer, Kathryn Calder of Immaculate Machine, Todd Fancey and Kurt Dahle of Limblifter and independent filmmaker Blaine Thurier. [+]