The album is due to hit shelves and a digital download store near you on August 20th, and the day after if you live in the States.
All but three tracks have been written by frontman Carl Newman (the other three by Dan Bejar - described humourously by Newman as "overtly sexual"), and the good news is that Neko Case, Carl Newman, Dan Bejar and Kathryn Calder sing on all the tracks.
Something that perhaps will not shed that "supergroup" image too soon.
The New Pornographers have three long sold out shows coming up in London, before heading for Glastonbury on June 22nd.
The tracklist for Challengers is:
01 'My Rights Versus Yours'
02 'All the Old Showstoppers'
04 'Myriad Harbour'
05 'All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth'
08 'Entering White Cecilia'
09 'Go Places'
10 'Mutiny, I Promise You'
11 'Adventures in Solitude'
12 'The Spirit of Giving'