Today Intelligentsia Coffee launches Brill Brew, a special coffee chosen by The New Pornographers in celebration of their new album, Brill Bruisers.
Brill Brew is now available to purchase at all Intelligentsia stores where the new album will be playing all day! Each bag also comes with a free download of Brill Bruisers. Get yours now!
Brill Brew bundle with mugs and tote bags available here.
The Wall Street Journal’s feature on Brill Bruisers is up today! The article discusses the various influences affecting AC Newman’s approach to writing the album as well as the logistical challenges of being in a band whose members are scattered across North America.
Read it here.
Watch The New Pornographers debut a new song, “Dancehall Domine”, performed live at CBC Music!
“Dancehall Domine” is on the band’s upcoming album Brill Bruisers which is out August 25th. Pre-order Brill Bruisers here.
A.C. Newman scored the new Daniel Radcliffe film What If, out in the US on August 8th. The soundtrack, which is now available, features 13 tracks by Newman as well as tracks by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Patrick Watson, Marsha Hunt, and the Parting Gifts. Get it here.
Michael Dowse, who directed the film, also directed the music videos for The New Pornographers’ “Letter From an Occupant” and “The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism”. Full tracklist below:
1. The Parting Gifts: (Walkin’ Through The) Sleepy City
2. A.C. Newman: The Ballad Of Wallace And Chantry
3. A.C. Newman: At The Movies, In The Changing Room
4. A.C. Newman: Just Walking To The Dress Shop
5. A.C. Newman: Hospital Happiness
6. Patrick Watson: Into Giants
7. A.C. Newman: Dropping Chantry Off
8. A.C. Newman: Beach Bummer
9. A.C. Newman: Chantry’s Ticket
10. Marsha Hunt: (Oh No! Not) The Beast Day
11. A.C. Newman: Making A List
12. A.C. Newman: Last Minute Travel Plans
13. A.C. Newman: Punched Out In Dublin
14. A.C. Newman: Booking It Back
15. A.C. Newman: Diner Drag
16. A.C. Newman: Packing With Dalia
17. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Let’s Get High
“’Letter from an Occupant’ by the New Pornographers changed my life. It changed my life. It made me think that I wanted to work with whoever made that record and we ended up working with John Collins and David Carswell. John Collins is in the New Pornographers and David Carswell is also a well known musician in Vancouver, of course, and they had done the Pornographers record and we ended up doing two records with them: So Jealous and If It Was You, so that was an important — the Mass Romantic record was really big for us.”-Sara Quinn
Check out the whole list here.
The New Pornographers will be playing The Big Block Party at LC Pavilion in Columbus on 9/20! Iron & Wine and Glass Animals will be co-headlining.
Pre-sale tickets now available here!
Of the video (directed by Thom Glunt), A.C. Newman comments, “We were going for some mid-nineties second tier brit pop attitude. In the past, I’ve never really wanted to be in the video. But with this, we wanted to have fun and fully be IN the video.”
“War On The East Coast” is the latest track off the upcoming album Brill Bruisers. Pre-order here.
The New Pornographers have added Rifflandia Music Festival to the Brill Bruisers tour this September!
The festival takes place in Victoria, BC on September 11-14 and will also include performances by Death Cab for Cutie, The Airborne Toxic Event, and many more.
Tickets and more info: http://rifflandia.com/
Full list of tour dates here.
The New Pornographers will be playing Skyline Music Festival in Minneapolis on August 8th!
The festival takes place at Target Field and will also include performances by Andrew Bird, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more!
Tickets go on sale 6/24 at 10am CT. Get yours here.
The New Pornographers will be playing at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco this fall! The festival takes place October 18-19th and will also include performances by Outkast, Massive Attack, TV on the Radio, and many more!
2-Day GA and VIP tickets go on sale Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 10am PST. More info at http://treasureislandfestival.com/2014/.