Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers are premiering the title track of their forthcoming full-length record Whiteout Conditions today. Stream/share the song here. The album is due April 7th and is the first release on the band’s own Collected Works Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records.
In the wake of their headlining performance at the 2017 NPR Showcase at SXSW, The New Pornographers will also tour the US and Europe this spring and summer including a run of newly added US dates with Spoon. See below for a rundown of European dates.
Of writing the new record, founder and frontman A.C. Newman notes that, “At the beginning of this record, there was some thinking that we wanted it to be like a Krautrock Fifth Dimension. Of course, our mutated idea of what Krautrock is probably doesn’t sound like Krautrock at all. But we were thinking: Let’s try and rock in a different way.”
Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released six studio albums including their most recent, Brill Bruisers, hailed as an “exuberant, synthpop-infused set” by Rolling Stone, “infectious” by Harper’s Bazaar and “the grand and purposeful hookfest that you would hope these guys would come back with” by Stereogum. Pitchfork went on to note that “with the futurist sound of Brill Bruisers, the whole band embraces a more electric version of itself—bulked-up in chrome-plated armor, firing on all cylinders, and ready to steamroll anything in its path.” The band celebrated the release with a special NPR Music “First Listen Live” concert at the legendary Brill Building, and performed songs from the album on both “Conan” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
UK/EU Tour Dates:
May 9th | London, UK – Electric Ballroom
May 10th | Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord/Tolhuistuin
May 11th | Berlin, DE – Lido
May 13th | Olso, NO – Vulkan Arena
May 14th | Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
May 16th | Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
May 18th | Paris, FR – Divan Du Monde