The New Pornographers’ highly anticipated new album, Brill Bruisers, will be released August 25th on Matador Records.
Of the album, lead-singer and main songwriter AC Newman comments, “This is a celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that.” Produced by band-member John Collins (bass) with Newman, the 12-track album was recorded primarily at Little Blue in Woodstock, NY and at JC/DC Studios in Vancouver B.C. with additional recording in Austin, Brooklyn and Vermont. Newman adds, “We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.”
Brill Bruisers track-listing:
1. Brill Bruisers
2. Champions Of Red Wine
3. Fantasy Fools
4. War On The East Coast
6. Marching Orders
7. Another Drug Deal Of The Heart
8. Born With A Sound
9. Wide Eyes
10. Dancehall Domine
13. You Tell Me Where
In advance of the release, the title track along with the album’s interactive artwork is available to hear/view/share right here:
Pre-order now at http://bit.ly/1oOOX7K
A limited edition multi-colored “paint splattered” version of the LP is available at The New Pornographers’ web store: http://bit.ly/1tZTh5i. Pre-order this limited edition vinyl and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies last).
For Canada, Last Gang Records is doing a neon-glass vinyl with surprise colours! Pre-order here: http://lastgang.
A fall tour is confirmed in support of the release, including shows at L.A.’s The Wiltern and New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom as well as appearances at Toronto’s Riot Fest and Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Tour pre-sale starts at 10am local time on Wednesday, June 11. Click here for details.
Full list of tour dates below:
July 18-20 Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
August 29-31 Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
September 6 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
September 6-7 Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
October 5 & 6 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
October 8 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
October 9 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
October 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
October 11 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
October 13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
October 14 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
October 15 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace *
October 17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
October 18 San Diego, CA @ North Park Theatre *
November 4 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
November 5 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
November 6 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre *
November 7 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *
November 7-9 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest *
November 10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
November 11 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
November 13 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
November 14 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *
November 15 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
November 17 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom *
November 19 Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
November 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
November 21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
November 23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
* with Pains of Being Pure at Heart
(additional tour dates to be announced)
AC Newman will be the musical guest on Night Train ft. Wyatt Cenac and Sheng Wang!
The show is at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on June 16th. Start time: 8pm EST.
Tickets available here.
The New Pornographers will be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this November!
The festival takes place 11/7-9 at Auditorium Shores. Others artists scheduled to play include Neutral Milk Hotel, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., and many more.
Tickets and details here.
The New Pornographers will be playing Riot Fest Toronto this September! The festival takes place Sept. 6-7th in Downsview Park and will also include performances by The National, Death Cab For Cutie, and many more.
Tickets on sale 5/10. More info here.
The New Pornographers will be performing at Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton this August. The festival will take place on 8/29-31 and will also feature performances from Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Tegan and Sara, and many more.
Tickets on sale May 3rd at 10am MDT: http://bit.ly/1nWKUG8
The New Pornographers will be playing Pemberton Music Festival on July 18 – 20th in the mountains in Pemberton, BC w/ Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Modest Mouse, TV On The Radio, and many more!
Lineup and Tickets here.
Neko performed “Ragtime” on Conan last night, with a little help from Calexico. Visit the Team Coco website to see the clip.
A.C. Newman’s 2013 release ‘Shut Down the Streets’ was nominated for a Juno! See the full nomination list here: http://bit.ly/LNu1Ag
AC Newman will support Neko Case at her shows in New York and Philadelphia this Fall. Tickets are on sale now! Details below:
Montreal’s Yellow Bird Project charity organization needs your help funding a documentary feature about Kathryn Calder and her journey after learning that her mother had been diagnosed with ALS.
ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US and Motor Neurone disease in the UK) is a fatal disease, which attacks the neurons in the brain and spinal cord, progressively impairing one’s ability to walk, talk or feed themselves. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure.
Visit their Kickstarter page HERE to watch a trailer for the upcoming documentary as well as learn how you can pledge to help them reach their funding goal.
Pledge rewards include everything from an HQ download of them film and a credit in the film, to signed CD’s, vinyl, concert tickets, a meet & greet with Kathryn and/or with the all of the New Pornographers and much more.
This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Monday Jul 22, 9:36am EDT. Help spread the word!