THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ DEBUT “WAR ON THE EAST COAST” VIDEO
BRILL BRUISERS OUT AUGUST 25 ON MATADOR RECORDS
FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS FROM ACCLAIMED SUPERGROUP
The official music video for The New Pornographers’ “War On The East Coast” premiered today at Rolling Stone (INSERT LINK) and can be viewed/embedded here. Of the video directed by Thom Glunt, A.C. Newman comments, “We were going for some mid nineties second tier brit pop attitude. In the past, I’ve never really wanted to be in the video. But with this, we wanted to have fun and fully be IN the video.” “War On The East Coast” is off the band’s highly anticipated new album, Brill Bruisers, which will be released August 25 onMatador Records. Additionally, the title track, which was recently named a Pitchfork “Best New Track,” along with the album’s interactive artwork is available to hear/view at www.thenewpornographers.com.
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. 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 multi-colored “paint splattered” version of the LP is available at The New Pornographers’ 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.
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS TOUR DATES
July 19 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Music Festival
August 8 Minneapolis, MN Skyline Music Festival
August 29 Edmonton, AB Sonic Boom Festival
September 6 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
September 7 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
September 11-14 Victoria, BC Rifflandia Festival
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*
October 18-19 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Music Festival
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 8 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