New Pornographers played outside in Toronto in February (CRED)
New Pornographers in the cold

The New Pornographers are busy working on their 4th album which should come out some time this year. Billboard talked to Carl Newman. He assured them that Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and Neko Case are still in the (recording) mix

Newman is particularly high on the three Dan Bejar-penned songs tipped for the set, including "Myriad Harbor." Vocalist Neko Case also takes the mic on three songs, one of which, "Go Places," is described by Newman as "kind of like" the early '70s country hit "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden." "Maybe that's just my warped take on it," he offers. "I'm kind of fascinated by that song because it's one of the biggest departures for us. I'm trying to figure out how to Pornografy-it."

It remains to be seen if Neko, who is playing Summerstage herself in July, will be playing with the band at any of the following shows:

New Pornographers, 2007 Tour Dates
4/28 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
7/04 - NY, NY @ The Lawn @ Battery Park
7/15 - Chicago IL @ the Pitchfork Music Festival

The July 4th show is the annual free Matador Independence Day show at Battery Park in NYC that last year featured Belle & Sebastian, and had Stephen Malkmus and Yo La Tengo on the bill the year before that.

In 2005 The New Ponographers played Prospect Park. In 2006 they played Central Park Summerstage.