Song of the Week: Listen and Paint Fantastic New Title-Track from Imminent New Pornographers Album

Jun 10th, 2014 in Music


At long last, the stupendous New Pornographers have announced they will release their new album The Brill Bruisers on August 26th on Matador Records.  The album was recorded by/with the fantastic lineup of A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, and Todd Fancey.  Listen to the album’s ebullient, rocking title track and/or click on the prompt to go over to the band’s site and “paint” the song in full palette.  Following on the heels of Newman’s last contemplative and heavy solo album, Shut Down The Streets, Newman says about The Brill Bruisers: “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.”

It’s early in the week, but we’re calling it now after listening to the song on repeat for ours:  its the Song of the Week.

The new album’s tracklist is below (Champions of Red Wine has to be great!) and the band’s tour dates (Cali: they come to Cali mid-October, including The Wiltern) follow the video (tickets HERE).


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

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 Tuscon, 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*

*w/ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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