Whiteout Conditions, the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, is out today. The first release on the band’s own Collected Works Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records, Whiteout Conditions is the subject of early critical praise:

“Pure, blissfully irresistible power pop…the band would be forgiven for receding into legacy-act status at some point. Instead, its catalog just gets more formidable: now seven albums strong, with as little patience for filler as ever.’”
NPR Music

“A.C. Newman and Neko Case don’t miss a beat;  Whiteout Conditions provides another dose of power-pop with quirky synth accents from a collective that hasn’t faltered yet this century.” –New York Magazine

“Expect flawless harmonies, precisely arranged power pop, and more Neko Case vocal wizardry than any mere human deserves to hear in one lifetime.” –Cosmopolitan

“A parade of hook-laden songs.”
Whiteout Conditions [is] a characteristically punchy and catchy LP with more than a few jams set to become worthy contenders in the New Pornos’ canon.” –Stereogum

“loud, infectious, and energetic—classic New Pornographers” –Entertainment Weekly

“power-pop phenoms” –Vice Noisey

“Finest yet from Carl Newman, Neko Case et al. 4 stars (out of 5)” –MoJo

“These days we all could use a little cheer, and fortunately, The New Pornographers will supply some with the…release of Whiteout Conditions.” –Consequence of Sound

“Every song on Whiteout Conditions invites head-bobbing or singing along…and while The New Pornographers’ appealing quirks abound, their melodic gifts rightfully steal the show.
8.8 out of 10” –Paste

Whiteout Conditions offers another hit of the high gloss power-pop they’ve perfected over the years, complete with catchy melodies and gorgeous harmonies.” –BUST Magazine

“Whiteout Conditions…promises to dazzle.”
–Under The Radar

The band will celebrate the new album with a world tour that kicks off on April 12 at Los Angeles’ Theatre at the Ace Hotel. After headlining venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, the group joins Spoon in select cities this summer. Tickets for all headlining U.S. shows include a free download of the new album; see below for a complete list of 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.” Newman recently discussed the new record and the band’s 18-year career in a pair of Salon Talks here and here.

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.”

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Play Money
2. Whiteout Conditions
3. High Ticket Attractions
4. This is the World of the Theater
5. Darling Shade
6. Second Sleep
7. Colosseums
8. We’ve Been Here Before
9. Juke
10. Clockwise
11. Avalanche Alley

*with Waxahatchee
†with Spoon

April 12 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Theatre at The Ace Hotel*
April 13 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater*
April 14 /// Bend, OR /// Midtown Ballroom*
April 15 /// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre*
April 16 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom*
April 18 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue*
April 19 /// Chicago, IL /// The Metro*
April 20 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Pabst Theater*
April 21 /// Chicago, IL /// The Metro*
April 22 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall*
April 25 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues*
April 26 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5*
April 27 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer*
April 28 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club (sold out)*
April 29 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club*
May 1 /// Raleigh, NC /// Ritz*
May 2 /// Atlanta, GA /// Variety Playhouse*
May 3 /// New Orleans, LA /// Tipitina’s*
May 4 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall*
May 5 /// Dallas, TX /// Granada Theater*
May 6 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s*
May 9 /// London, UK /// Electric Ballroom
May 10 /// Amsterdam, NL /// Paradiso Noord/Tolhuistuin
May 11 /// Berlin, DE /// Lido
May 13 /// Oslo, NO /// Vulkan Arena
May 14 /// Stockholm, SE /// Debaser Strand
May 16 /// Copenhagen, DK /// Loppen
May 18 /// Paris, FR /// Divan Du Monde
July 18 /// Charlotte, NC /// Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amph.†
July 19 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Sprint Pavilion†
July 22 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre†
July 23 /// Montreal, QC /// Metropolis†
July 26 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE†
August 11 /// Denver, CO /// Velorama Festival