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The New Pornographers: Both a hockey team and a rock band.
The New Pornographers: Both a hockey team and a rock band.

There’s something to be said about bands that operate with revolving-door policies.

You never know what players will hit your town, but you’ll never be bored with the music, either.

The New Pornographers are an impressive indie-pop/rock group with a rotating cast of members, and the key players all are set to play the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday night.

If you go

Who: The New Pornographers, with The Dodos

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $26-$30

This time around, Canada’s New Pornographers will feature band founder A.C. (Carl) Newman plus Neko Case, Kathryn Calder and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar.

“The band’s been together for 10 years, but I didn’t know I’d be creating anything but the first album,” Newman said. “The first album was a project and it just happened. Then, things began to happen for us and we didn’t see it coming.

“It’s hard to get a group of eight people together and make a serious band. Everyone has their own projects, so I decided to have an open door policy. It changes what songs we can play live — so it’s lucky we have a massive back catalog of songs.”

The New Pornographers are touring behind their latest CD, Together, recently released on Matador Records.

“It’s been three years since we made a record,” Newman said. “I put out a solo record and that ate up some time. Our last record (Challengers) was a little mellower, so we wanted to get back to a rock sound.

“This one’s more riff-rock oriented — it’s built around guitar and cello riffs. We just wanted to be us and didn’t want to worry about re-inventing ourselves. We’ve got a good rock band and we wanted to pursue that.”

The New Pornographers brought in a stellar group of guests to record the final Together sessions. For this project, Will Sheff from Okkervil River, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) and members of Sharon Jones’ Dap-Kings showed off their talents.

“We brought everyone in when we were getting to the end of the record,” Newman said. “All these guests brought an amazing new sound and texture into the band. It was very cool.”

The New Pornographers now have a busy summer schedule. The group’s slated to play Lollapalooza, plus dates in Europe and New Zealand.

For a band that didn’t have a plan, the New Pornographers are still showing off their stuff.

“I’ve already got some ideas for the next record,” Newman said. “I really like to start thinking way ahead.”