I think the band was new to a lot of people, and perhaps that was the point, although I don't know if the commentary on Twitter about New Pornographers at CNE that demonstrated that some people had no idea they are a band, or someone in the crowd asking "Are these the porno people?" during Cuff the Duke's set, was really what they had in mind. No matter, I'm sure they turned a lot of people on to their catchy power pop.
setlist that showcased their entire discography from 2000's Mass Romantic, through 2003's Electric Version, 2005's Twin Cinema, 2007's Challengers, and 2010's Together. Sadly, we didn't hear any new tunes.
Highlights for me were "Moves", "The Laws Have Changed", "Crash Years", "From Blown Speakers", "Jackie, Dressed in Cobras", "Use It", "Mass Romantic", "The Bleeding Heart Show" and show closer "Twin Cinema". Pretty much all these tunes are featured below.
Overall, The New Pornographers brought all I could hope for (except maybe for Neko Case herself) and I'm looking forward to their new album, whenever they plan to release it.
"Myriad Harbour" from Challengers
"The Laws Have Changed" from Electric Version
"Crash Years" from Together
"From Blown Speakers" from Electric Version
"Jackie, Dressed in Cobras" from Twin Cinema
"Use It" from Twin Cinema
"Mass Romantic" from Mass Romantic
"The Bleeding Heart Show" from Twin Cinema
"Twin Cinema" from Twin Cinema
You can see what Cuff the Duke played by clicking through to their setlist. Here are a couple of tracks that I enjoyed:
"Count on Me" from Morning Comes
"Side by Side" from Union