THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OUT NOW

DEBUTS AT #2 ON BILLBOARD ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS CHART

WORLD TOUR CONTINUES THROUGH FALL, INCLUDES DATES WITH SPOON

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

“The New Pornographers’ seventh album is a peppy team effort, rich with new wave synths and closely blended harmonies…this, plus a singularly bright and skipping tempo, creates an almost forcibly energetic mix.” –Pitchfork

“…uplifting three-to-four-minute indie-pop numbers, imbued with lush vocals.” –Rolling Stone

“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

Whiteout Conditions contains some of The New Pornographers’ most interesting musical ideas.” –The Onion's A.V. Club

“It is Newman’s steady creative hand and brilliant understanding of pop music’s beating human heart that once again win the day on Whiteout Conditions…a typically neat package that sits comfortably and appropriately in one of rock’s greatest band catalogs. 9 (out of 10)” – Magnet

“More than ever before, the Pornos feel like a legitimate band rather than an all-star union.” –Relix

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


Whiteout Conditions made its Billboard debut at #2 on the Alternative Albums Chart, #13 on the Current Album Chart and #35 on the Top 200. Additionally, the album hit #6 on Billboard’s AAA Radio Chart. The band is celebrating the new album with a world tour that includes shows with 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 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, 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.



THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
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



THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS LIVE
*with Spoon
†with Born Ruffians


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 17 /// Bruges, BE /// Cactus Club
May 18 /// Paris, FR /// Divan Du Monde
July 7 /// Quebec, QC /// Festival d’ete de Quebec 2017
July 8 /// Orillia, ON /// Mariposa Folk Festival
July 14 /// Birmingham, AL /// Iron City
July 15 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners
July 16 /// Nashville, TN /// Exit/In
July 18 /// Charlotte, NC /// Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amph.*
July 19 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Sprint Pavilion*
July 20 /// Annapolis, MD /// Rams Head Live
July 21 /// Boston, MA /// Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
July 22 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre*
July 23 /// Montreal, QC /// Metropolis*
July 25 /// Buffalo, NY /// Asbury Hall at Babeville
July 26 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE*
July 27 /// /// New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
August 11 /// Denver, CO /// Velorama Festival
August 12 /// Lawrence, KS /// Liberty Hall
August 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// Delmar Hall
August 15 /// Knoxville, TN /// Bijou Theatre
August 17 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// Bell’s Beer Garden
August 19 /// Omaha, NE /// MAHA Music Festival
August 25 /// Mexico City, MX /// Pabellon Cuervo
September 28 /// Victoria, BC /// Sugar Nightclub†
September 29 /// Vancouver, BC /// Commodore Ballroom†
September 30 /// Kelowna, BC /// Kelowna Community Theatre†
October 1 /// Nelson, BC /// Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel†
October 2 /// Calgary, AB /// MacEwan Hall†
October 4 /// Edmonton, AB /// Winspear Centre†
October 5 /// Saskatoon, SK /// O’Brians Event Centre†
October 6 /// Regina, SK /// The Exchange†
October 7 /// Winnipeg, MB /// Burton Cummings Theatre†
October 9 /// Detroit, MI /// Crofoot Ballroom†
October 10 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom
October 11 /// London, ON /// London Music Hall†
October 12 /// Ottawa, ON /// Bronson Centre Theatre†
October 14 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall†

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