The New Pornographers are a Canadian power pop super-group – the members were drawn together from other projects. Notable alumni include leader A.C. Newman, previously of Zumpano, alt-country vocalist Neko Case, and Dan Bejar, who records as Destroyer. The group have been releasing dense, intelligent pop music for almost twenty years, with sophisticated chord progressions and pretty harmonies.
Dan Bejar's only sometimes a member of The New Pornographers, and his songs are often more cryptic and winding than Newman's efforts. He didn't play on the group's recording of his song 'Hey Snow White' – so even though he's sometimes a member of the band, this song is effectively a Destroyer cover. Compared to most of Bejar's writing for the New Pornographers, it's very straightforward, a lovely, infectious slice of power pop.
There are New Pornographer's songs that I like more than 'Hey Snow White', but I wanted to draw attention to it because it's a good song tucked away on a compilation. Dark Was the Night is a 2009 album raising money for the Red Hot Organization, which raises money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. The double album is filled with otherwise unavailable and often excellent music from Indie luminaries like Arcade Fire, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, and Yo La Tengo, and it's worth tracking down.