Kurt Dahle

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Kurt Dahle
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Dahle playing with the New Pornographers, March 20, 2006
Background information
Born (1967-09-30) September 30, 1967 (age 50)
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Rock, Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments Drums, percussion, Vocals, backing vocals
Labels Mercury, Matador, Mint Records
Associated acts The New Pornographers, Age of Electric, Limblifter, Neko Case, Destroyer

Kurt Colin Dahle is a Canadian musician best known for his work as a drummer and vocalist with the rock bands Age of Electric, Limblifter, and The New Pornographers.

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Dahle first became known in Canadian music circles as a member of the band Age of Electric, along with his brother Ryan Dahle and another set of brothers, Todd Kerns and John Kerns.[1] Age of Electric spawned a handful of minor hit singles in Canada, earning a Juno Award nomination for "Best New Artist" in 1998, nine years after the band was formed.

Kurt and brother Ryan began working on a side project, Limblifter, and released a self-titled album in 1996, which contained a trio of top-40 Canadian rock radio hits. After the dissolution of Age of Electric in 1999, Limblifter released a second album, Bellaclava in 2000. Kurt soon left the band to focus on his work with The New Pornographers, who gained much critical acclaim for their albums Mass Romantic (2000), Electric Version (2003), Twin Cinema (2005), Challengers (2007), and Together (2010).

Dahle tours with New Pornographers bandmate Neko Case and played on her acclaimed solo album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. Dahle has also recorded and/or performed live with Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), Destroyer, Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie), Kathryn Calder, The Evaporators, The Awkward Stage, Bloody Chicletts, Zuckerbaby, The Choir Practice, Nathan, Mother Mother, The Tennessee Twin, Mark Kleiner Power Trio, Fancey and Flash Bastard.[2][3][4]

As a record producer he has worked with Bloody Chicletts, The Gay, Pokiok Falls, Chris Kelly, and The Organ.[5][6] Kurt also worked on the self-titled album by The Choir Practice, and Heaven Is for Easy Girls by The Awkward Stage, both released with Mint Records.

In September 2014 Kurt Dahle left The New Pornographers.


  1. ^ DeLine, Chris (May 30, 2007). "Age of Electric, Limblifter and The New Pornographers” CultureBully.com. Retrieved Feb 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Kurt Dahle in the studio with Neko Case", LosCabosDrumsticks.com. Retrieved Jan 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson" credits, AllMusic. Retrieved Jan 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Field Manual" credits, AllMusic. Retrieved Jan 29, 2013.
  5. ^ Chris Kelly website. Retrieved Apr 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Pascual, Brian (March 10, 2003). "New Pornographer Kurt Dahle Whips The Organ Into Shape For New Album", ChartAttack. Retrieved May 14, 2011.

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