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The New Pornographers announce ‘Brill Bruisers’ and fall tour w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart (dates, song stream)

“Finally I can tweet freely about our LP, ‘Brill Bruisers’. Let me save you some blog-reading: It’s our best one yet.” – @ACNewman


The New Pornographers will release their sixth album, Brill Bruisers, via Matador on August 26. It’s their first album since 2010’s Together and was made in Woodstock, NY (where frontman AC Newman lives these days) and Vancouver, and features contributions by Dan Bejar and Neko Case. Says Newman, “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. We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.” The album’s up for pre-order now that comes with a 3-D poster (and glasses) of the artwork. You can check out the album’s title track below.

The band will be on tour this fall, inlcuding a stop at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17. That show and others on the tour will be opened by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon with a BrooklynVegan presale beginning on Wednesday (6/11) at 11 AM, and LiveNation presale beginning Thursday (6/12) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, cool interactive album art and tracklist, below…

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers tracklist:
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

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

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