Monday, August 25, 2014

New Pornographers album, tour dates

The New Pornographers’ album, Brill Bruisers, is out now on Matador Records.
An appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” happens Sept. 3, followed by a North American tour. See below for details.
Lead singer and main songwriter AC Newman says, “This album is stylistically as close as we can get to what I think I’ve always imagined us being. I feel like what we did on this has always been in the back of my mind, even from the first record, but we just never did it, like using all the arpeggiators and adding that spacy synth element. It just never seemed right before, and with this record, it completely did. I feel more confident about this record than I’ve ever felt about anything before."

In conjunction with the release, the band is partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee on an exclusive, limited-edition coffee, “Brill Brew,” which is available here:
Each coffee purchased at an Intellegentsia location will come with a digital download card for Brill Bruisers. Of the collaboration, Carl Newman comments, “As absurd as it may seem for us to have a signature blend, I think it is important that there is some sort of marker, some flag planted in the earth, so that whoever walks into Intelligentsia, whoever drinks this, will know: ‘The New Pornographers really really loved coffee.’”

A limited edition multi-colored “paint splattered” version of the Brill Bruisers LP is available at The New Pornographers’ web-store.

The New Pornographers are A.C. Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, Neko Case and Todd Fancey.

August 29 Edmonton, AB Sonic Boom Festival
August 30 Halifax, NS Sandjam
September 6 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
September 7 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
September 13 Victoria, BC Rifflandia Festival
September 20 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
October 3 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
October 4 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
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 & 22 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
November 23 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

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