The New Pornographers' In 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.

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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