The New Pornographers Set To Release “Brill Bruisers” On August 26

The New Pornographers’ highly anticipated new album, Brill Bruisers, will be released August 26 on Last Gang Records.

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup, who have been called, “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock” by NPR Music. Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band’s music as, “…magnificent and clever…,” while Stereogum proclaims, “In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis.”

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-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, “We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.”

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. This summer the band will also hit the Canadian Festival circuit with stops at Pemberton Music Festival and Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton. 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, “Unimpeachable pop gems…these are the songs of summer” while ELLE magazine asserted, “The New Pornographers have done what all great bands do: Evolve…unpretentious and unbelievably infectious” and the Associated Press heralded, “…Together finds them at their peak. The melding of Newman’s voice with Neko Case and Kathryn Calder is endlessly inventive, weaving in and out of the nervous-sounding rhythm that is the band’s calling card. The first four songs are what the Electric Light Orchestra meant to achieve but never quite did.”

A limited edition neon glass colour vinyl version of the LP is available at the Last Gang Records 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.

BRILL BRUISERS TRACK-LISTING:
1. Brill Bruisers
2. Champions Of Red Wine
3. Fantasy Fools
4. War On The East Coast
5. Backstairs
6. Marching Orders
7. Another Drug Deal Of The Heart
8. Born With A Sound
9. Wide Eyes
10. Dancehall Domine
11. Spidyr
12. Hi-Rise
13. You Tell Me Where

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS TOUR DATES
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 special guest The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart