The New Pornographers
The New Pornographersâ€™ highly anticipated new album, Brill Bruisers, will be released August 25 on Matador Records.
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup, who have been called, â€śvirtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rockâ€ť by NPR Music. Additionally, the New Yorker describes the bandâ€™s music as, â€ś...magnificent and cleverâ€¦,â€ť while Stereogum proclaims, â€śIn recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis.â€ť
Of the album, lead-singer and main songwriter AC Newman comments, â€śThis 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.â€ť Produced by band-members 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, â€śWe wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.â€ť
A fall tour is confirmed in support of the release, including shows at L.A.â€™s The Wiltern and New Yorkâ€™s Hammerstein Ballroom as well as appearances at Torontoâ€™s Riot Fest and Austinâ€™s Fun Fun Fun Fest. See below for details.
Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released five studio albums including their most recent, Together (2010), of which, NPR Music praised, â€śUnimpeachable pop gemsâ€¦these are the songs of summerâ€ť while ELLE magazine asserted, â€śThe New Pornographers have done what all great bands do: Evolveâ€¦unpretentious and unbelievably infectiousâ€ť and the Associated Press heralded, â€śâ€¦Together finds them at their peak. The melding of Newmanâ€™s voice with Neko Case and Kathryn Calder is endlessly inventive, weaving in and out of the nervous-sounding rhythm that is the bandâ€™s calling card. The first four songs are what the Electric Light Orchestra meant to achieve but never quite did.â€ť
A limited edition multi-colored â€śpaint splatteredâ€ť version of the LP is available at The New Pornographersâ€™ web-store. Pre-order this limited edition vinyl and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies last).
The New Pornographers are A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, Neko Case and Todd Fancey.
The album cover design was created by Steven Wilson and Thomas Burden. The interactive artwork page was designed by Chris Shier.