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The New Pornographers share “The Surprise Knock” from new LP

photo: Ebru Yildiz
photo: Ebru Yildiz

The New PornographersIn The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is out in about a month and here’s another power-pop gem from it. “‘The Surprise Knock’ had a different feel when we first recorded it,” notes bandleader AC Newman. “As I was listening to it, I thought, ‘Why don’t we play this song like New Pornographers 2005?’ Then we just replayed it with that feel. I thought enough time has passed that I feel like I can play songs that sort of sound like a classic a sound and not feel like I’m repeating myself, because it’s been so long. That was definitely a part of it: just wanting to…I hate to say ‘get back,’ but just get more slightly raucous and sounding more like a band.” The “ahh ahh” vocals are the biggest hook in a song full of them. Listen below.

You can catch The New Pornographers on tour with Lady Lamb this fall, including a NYC show at Brooklyn Steel on November 7 (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.

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September 19 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
September 27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
September 28 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
September 29 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
October 1 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 2 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
October 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
November 4 – Boston, MA – Royale
November 5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
November 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
November 11 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
November 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

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