Destroyer’s album streaming on NPR Music

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Destroyer‘s album Poison Season is now streaming on NPR Music!

“As is often the case in Bejar’s work, he touches upon the rock music that came before him, his whispers on Poison Season bringing to mind the likes of Bryan Ferry’s weary playboy circa Avalon, as well as Al Stewart’s gentle croon on Year Of The Cat. But Destroyer is judicious to draw from the more neglected corners of the canon, too. Certain turns of phrase bring to mind singers like Scott Walker and Harry Nilsson when they’d all but sabotaged their careers, avoiding all the concessions of pop in favor of their own muses’ peculiar paths.”- NPR Music

Listen to it here.

‘Brill Bruisers’ short listed for 2015 Polaris Music Prize

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Brill Bruisers is one of ten albums to make the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List! Other short listers include Caribou ‘Our Love”, Alvvays’ self-titled debut, Tobias Jesso Jr. ‘Goon’, Drake ‘If You Are Reading This Its Too Late’. The winning album will be announced September 21! More info at:

Watch The New Pornographers’ video for “Champions of Red Wine”

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The New Pornographers have shared their video for Brill Bruisers track “Champions of Red Wine” directed by Leblanc + Cudmore. Watch it below!


Read Director Scott Cudmore’s thoughts and inspiration for the video below:

“Obviously there’s a debt to the Paris, Texas locale of peep shows here and that was sort of the jumping off point for the video. I had this idea of a rambling, drunk loner in a foreign environment – somebody who can’t really connect to anything except for on a very superficial level. All the interactions he has are forced, more like transactions than anything. It’s a portrait of this guy, a few hours, a couple of days, in his life as he flails wildly around – his only means of communication being physical. The video is a fragment of this character. We only know him in the moment, not where he comes from or where he is going.”

Buy Brill Bruisers here.

The New Pornographers at the Pacific National Exhibition!

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Hey Vancouver! We’ll be performing as part of the Summer Night Concerts at The Fair at the PNE on August 28. Tickets on sale Saturday, May 23 at 10AM PT! Tickets and more info here

AC Newman Performing at Soundout: A Benefit Concert for Woodstock Day school

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A.C. Newman will be performing at Soundout: Celebrating The Music of Neil Young to benefit the Woodstock Day School on Friday, May 8th at the Bearsville Theater Woodstock in Woodstock, NY!

The Woodstock Soundouts began in 1967 as a spirited outdoor rock festival in a country setting featuring the likes of Richie Havens, Van Morrison, Tim Hardin, Paul Butterfield, Procol Harum, Flying Burrito Brothers and Happy & Artie Traum. This provided the template for 1969’s Woodstock Festival. For more information visit here.

To purchase tickets click here.


The New Pornographers at Celebrate Brooklyn!

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The New Pornographers will  perform at Celebrate Brooklyn on July 11th! Joining them at the free concert series in Prospect Park is Thao & The Get Down Stay Down!

For more information, visit Celebrate Brooklyn’s website here.

The New Pornographers at Riverfest Elora

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The New Pornographers’ have added another summer festival date to their tour! Catch them at Riverfest in Elora, Ontario on August 14-16. For more information & festival tickets, visit here.



More Festival Dates Added: Summerfest & Sloss Music & Arts

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Milwaukee and the Midwest mark your calendars! The New Pornographers will be at Summerfest 2015! The four day festival starts June 24th and ends June 28th and is the self proclaimed World’s Largest Music Festival.

Purchase Summerfest tickets here.


The band will also be performing at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Alabama July 18th & 19th along side Modest Mouse, Band of Horses & more!

Purchase festival passes here.

More Tour Dates Added!

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The New Pornographers have added more dates to their ongoing tour and joining them on these newly added dates is Thao & The Get Down Stay Down! Tickets to the recently added shows are on-sale and available here.

July 10th 9:30 Club Washington D.C.
July 12th Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
July 14th The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
July 16th The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL

New Festival Dates Added: Portugal & Primavera

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The New Pornographers have some news for you… Festival dates have been added! First, they’ll cross the Atlantic to the stages of Primavera Barcelona & Porto then it’s back to Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival.

May 28-30th Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain

June 4-6th NOS Primavera Sound Porto, Portugal

July 17-19th Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park, Chicago

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the tour page.