THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS OUT SEPTEMBER 27 VIA COLLECTED WORKS/CONCORD RECORDS

“FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS OF YOUR SMILE” PREMIERES TODAY

ON TOUR THIS FALL

“Pure, blissfully irresistible power-pop…its catalog just gets more formidable.”NPR Music

“AC Newman and Neko Case don’t miss a beat…power-pop with quirky synth accents from a collective that hasn’t faltered yet.”–New York Magazine

“The New Pornographers are the best pop band in the world today.” –Buzzfeed

“…songs suited for big rooms, all huge choruses and shimmering synthesizers.” –Bilboard

Critically acclaimed group The New Pornographers’ forthcoming new album, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights, is due September 27 via the band’s own Collected Work Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records. Album art and track list are below, and the record is available for pre-order at https://found.ee/MorseCodeofBrakeLights.

In celebration of the upcoming album, the band is premiering the single “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile.” Listen/share the track and watch a visualizer based on the album art at https://found.ee/FallingDownTheStairsYT.

“There are so many songs like ‘the something of love’—you know, there’s ‘The Book of Love,’ ‘The Freeway of Love’…Then I thought of ‘falling down the stairs of your love,’ and I thought, that kind of works,” explains New Pornographers frontperson and songwriter A.C. Newman, who also produced the new album. “I think it has that element of how do you deal with the ideas of love and happiness in this world right now? When current events are stressful, that makes a stress on people’s relationships, and you’re trying to figure out how to be happy in this loving relationship in this world that seems ugly at every turn, which is not as easy as it seems. Of course, ‘love’ ultimately morphed into ‘smile,’ but I like the metaphor of love as something that you fall down.”

The band is set to tour North America this fall in support of the new record, kicking off the run of dates in Toronto on August 17. Tickets are available for purchase at thenewpornographers.com. The tour includes dates at Chicago’s Vic Theatre, Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club and New York’s Brooklyn Steel, see below for a complete itinerary.

“I was about two-thirds of the way through the record when I began to notice that lyrically so much of it was pointing toward car songs,” notes Newman. “The opening track is ‘You’ll Need a Backseat Driver,’ and that was a metaphor that seemed to be running through other songs, too. Next to the love song, I feel like the car song is one of the most iconic kinds of songs in pop music, from Chuck Berry to the present. There was so much of that throughout it that I started thinking: ‘Oh, no, there’s too many references to cars on this record!’ And then I thought, ‘No, that's good—people might think it’s a concept album.’”

The New Pornographers have released seven studio albums to date including their most recent, Whiteout Conditions. The first album released on their own imprint, Collected Works Records, in partnership with Concord Records, the album received widespread acclaim and was hailed as “rich with new wave synths and closely blended harmonies” by Pitchfork, while Rolling Stone praised its “uplifting three to four minute indie-pop numbers, imbued with lush vocals.”

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THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS LIVE

*Danforth 100th Anniversary Show Series


August 17 /// /// Toronto, ON *Danforth Music Hall
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 /// Saxapahaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
November 11 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel
November 12 /// Atlanta, GA /// Buckhead Theatre

www.thenewpornographers.com