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New Pornographers Herald New LP ‘Brill Bruisers’ With Interactive Art

The record will be available on “paint-splattered” vinyl and will come out this summer

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Chris Buck

Power-pop flag wavers New Pornographers will return this fall with an album titled Brill Bruisers and a tour, and they’ve announced their new activities with a rainbow-themed interactive art piece. Moving a mouse over the band’s logo creates a stream of colors, which eventually reveal the record’s title, but more exciting than that is how the new LP’s title song plays in the background, containing all the redolent harmonies and big hooks the group is known for. The full, 13-song album, their first in four years, will be released on August 26th.

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“This is a celebration record,” frontman A.C. Newman, who co-produced the album in New York, Texas, Vermont and Canada with bassist John Collins, said in a statement. “After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that.” Moreover, regarding the direction of the album, he added, “We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster [music].”

In keeping with their interactive art, the group will release a “paint-splattered” vinyl edition of the album, via their webstore. It includes a 3-D poster and, as should be expected, 3-D glasses.

Here is the 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

Here are the New Pornographers’ tour dates (beginning October 5th, their special guest on the tour will be the Pains of Being Pure at Heart):

7/18 – 7/20 Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Music Festival
8/29 – 8/31 Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom Festival
9/6 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
9/6 – 9/7 Toronto, ON – Riot Fest
10/5 – 10/6 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/8 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/9 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
11/4 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/5 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/6 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11/7 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
11/7 – 11/9 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

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