by Bill Pearis


One of the catchiest songs on The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers (an album filled with super-catchy songs) is "Dancehall Domine" which is the new single and just got a video from directorial team Leblanc + Cudmore. It's a hodgepodge of ideas but all very stylishly shot in widescreen. Says one half of the directorial team, Scott Cudmore:

Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays...'Dancehall Domine' is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they're taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that--thrillers, bad romances, in one case we're clearly referencing Clouzot's famous L'enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!

It's about time someone referenced L'enfer in a New Pornographers video! Watch it below.

You can catch New Pornographers (with new yet-unnamed drummer) when their tour hits NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17 (tickets) with Pains of Being Pure at Heart. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...


The New Pornographers - Dancehall Domine

New Pornographers - 2014 Tour Dates
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 12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue†
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† ‡
* with Pickwick, Cool
† with special guest The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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