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SPILL NEWS: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS TO RELEASE NEW 7” FOR RECORD STORE DAY + TOUR DATES

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THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS TO RELEASE NEW 7” FOR RECORD STORE DAY + TOUR DATES

IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS OUT NOW VIA CONCORD RECORDS

The New Pornographers are set to release a special 7” record for Record Store Day Black Friday on November 29. “Stand-Up” b/w “Fade, Baby, Fade Into the City of Lovers” is due via the band’s own Collected Works Records in partnership with Concord Records. See HERE for a list of participating Record Store Day retailers.

The band’s highly anticipated new full length album In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is out now and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, #6 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #15 on the Billboard Album Chart while continuing to receive extensive critical acclaim.

The band recently premiered the Mitchell deQuilettes-directed video for the single “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile”. Upon the album’s announcement, Stereogum raved that the “power-pop all-star team are back in action” while hailing the “long-running power-pop army of melodically gifted mostly-Canadians.” SPIN also praised the track “One Kind of Solomon” as “a chaotic arena-rock number, with heavy drums immediately reminiscent of bands like U2 and Arcade Fire. Soon enough, shimmering guitars and keyboards peak through a wall-of-sound mix mostly composed of multi-tracked drums and vocals.”

“I was about two-thirds of the way through the record when I began to notice that lyrically so much of it was pointing toward car songs,” notes Carl Newman. “The opening track is ‘You’ll Need a Backseat Driver,’ and that was a metaphor that seemed to be running through other songs, too. Next to the love song, I feel like the car song is one of the most iconic kinds of songs in pop music, from Chuck Berry to the present. There was so much of that throughout it that I started thinking: ‘Oh, no, there’s too many references to cars on this record!’ And then I thought, ‘No, that’s good—people might think it’s a concept album.’”

The New Pornographers have previously released seven studio albums including their most recent, 2017’s Whiteout Conditions. The first album released on their own imprint, Collected Works Records, in partnership with Concord Records, the album received widespread acclaim and was hailed as “rich with new wave synths and closely blended harmonies” by Pitchfork, while Rolling Stone praised its “uplifting three to four minute indie-pop numbers, imbued with lush vocals.”



TOUR DATES

Nov 4  – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov 5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov 10 – Saxaphaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
Nov 11 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Nov 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 14 – North Adams, MA – Mass MoCA
Jan 30 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Feb 4 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
Feb 5 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Feb 6 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Feb 8 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Feb 9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Feb 10 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
Feb 12 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Feb 13 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Feb 15 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Feb 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

Tickets available at thenewpornographers.com


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Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz

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