They’re supporting their latest full-length, Electric Version, the title of which is a nod to the amped-up tone of the album. The recording is their first on revered indie label Matador and has met with rave reviews in its first few weeks out.

The New Pornographers are often referred to as a Canadian supergroup. The band came about in the late 1990s when Carl Newman of Zumpano began slowly gathering friends like Dan Bejar of Destroyer and singer Neko Case.

The members’ various individual commitments have resulted in some downtime for The New Pornographers, but with the buzz surrounding them these days, they’re likely to be spending a lot of time together.

In addition to the hype over their new songs, the band received a timely publicity boost this month: vocalist Neko Case was named Sexiest Babe In Indie Rock by the same week Electric Version was released.