The New Pornographers Announce New Album ‘Brill Bruisers’ With Title Track, Tour


After four years away, The New Pornographers have announced the follow-up to 2010’s Together. The album is Brill Busters, and it will be released by Matador Records on August 26.

Accompanying the album nis a single of the same name–a bright, boisterous, and confident rock song that earns its rainbow neon sign artwork. It certainly sells the new album’s narrative.

“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,” reads A.C. Newman’s press release quote. “We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.”

He’s not lying – “Brill Busters” sounds like someone trying to cut loose and break free, a track consciously conjuring summer sun and cloudless blue skies. The title track also includes an interactive video wherein you paint the album’s cover yourself. Play around with it below.

The 12-track album was produced by band members John Collins and Newman and recorded at Little Blue in Woodstock, NY and at JC/DC Studios in Vancouver B.C., along with some time in Austin, Brooklyn and Vermont. Dan Bejar and Neko Case also return, because the band can’t well work as indie rock’s preeminent supergroup without them on board.

There is a ‘limited edition multi-colored “paint splattered” version’ available with pre-order, including 3D poster and glasses, while supplies last. Lastly, the band has also announced a fall tour with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; see all the band’s dates below.

The New Pornographers tour dates:
07/18-20 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
08/29-31 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
09/06 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
09/06-07 – Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
10/05-06 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
10/09 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory*
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
10/11 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
10/14 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
10/15 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace*
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theatre*
11/04 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom* 11/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*
11/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre*
11/07 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre*
11/07-09 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
11/11 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
11/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater*
11/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
11/17 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*
11/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
11/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*

*with special guest The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Tyler Hanan

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