THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ “STAND-UP” B/W “FADE, BABY, FADE INTO THE CITY OF LOVERS” DUE NOVEMBER 29 FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY

NEW ALBUM IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS OUT NOW TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND BILLBOARD CHART SUCCESS

ON TOUR THROUGHOUT THE WINTER

“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

The New Pornographers are set to release a special 7” record for Record Store Day Black Friday on November 29. “Stand-Up” b/w “Fade, Baby, Fade Into the City of Lovers” is due via the band’s own Collected Works Records in partnership with Concord Records. See HERE for a list of participating Record Store Day retailers.

The band’s highly anticipated new full length album In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is out now via Collected Works Records. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, #6 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #15 on the Billboard Album Chart while continuing to receive extensive critical acclaim:

“Canadian-American supergroup stares down societal collapse with dazzling multi-part harmony.”
“The Canadian power-pop crew keeps cranking out songs where the hooks-per-minute ratio is almost unseemly.” –Rolling Stone

“[A] reliably infectious new album from The New Pornographers.” –NPR Music

“Though a sense of doom lurks at the heart of the venerable band’s eighth album, they remain determined to keep classic guitar-pop alive by slyly twisting and expanding the form.” –Pitchfork

“The New Pornographers now have coalesced around Carl Newman and his singular vision. Twenty years into their existence, they seem stronger than ever.” –Paste

“Roughly two decades after the New Pornographers formed, their glimmering studio alchemy has lost none of its luster...there’s a lightness to the music this time around that’s intoxicating—and, oddly enough, life-affirming.” –AV CLub

“It’s still a treat to get an album this enjoyable from a band this beloved.” –Brooklyn Vegan


In celebration of the album, the band is on tour throughout the U.S. this winter. See below for a complete itinerary, tickets are available for purchase at thenewpornographers.com.

The band recently premiered the Mitchell deQuilettes-directed video for the single “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your SmileHERE. Upon the album’s announcement, Stereogum raved that the “power-pop all-star team are back in action” while hailing the “long-running power-pop army of melodically gifted mostly-Canadians.” SPIN also praised the track “One Kind of Solomon” as “a chaotic arena-rock number, with heavy drums immediately reminiscent of bands like U2 and Arcade Fire. Soon enough, shimmering guitars and keyboards peak through a wall-of-sound mix mostly composed of multi-tracked drums and vocals.”

Album art and track list follow below, and the record is available for pre-order HERE.

“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 previously released seven studio albums including their most recent, 2017’s 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.”

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



THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS,
IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS
1. You’ll Need A Backseat Driver
2. The Surprise Knock
3. Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile
4. Colossus Of Rhodes
5. Higher Beams
6. Dreamlike And On The Rush
7. You Won’t Need Those Where You’re Going
8. Need Some Giants
9. Opening Ceremony
10. One Kind Of Solomon
11. Leather On The Seat

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS LIVE

November 4 /// Boston, MA /// Royale
November 5 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
November 6 /// Washington, DC /// Lincoln Theatre
November 7 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel
November 8 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer
November 10 /// Saxaphaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
November 11 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel
November 12 /// Atlanta, G /// A Buckhead Theatre
November 14 /// North Adams, MA /// Mass MoCA
January 30 /// Seattle, WA /// Neptune Theatre
January 31 /// Portland, OR /// Roseland Theater
February 1 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
February 3 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre
February 4 /// San Diego, CA /// The Observatory North Park
February 5 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Crescent Ballroom
February 6 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf
February 8 /// Dallas, TX /// Canton Hall
February 9 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall
February 10 /// Austin, TX /// Emo’s
February 11 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Tower Theatre
February 12 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Truman
February 13 /// Omaha, NE /// Slowdown
February 15 /// Englewood, CO /// Gothic Theatre
February 16 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Depot

www.thenewpornographers.com