7/13/2017

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS PERFORM ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”


THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS PERFORM ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
NEW RECORD WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OUT NOW ON COLLECTED WORKS RECORDS
WORLD TOUR CONTINUES THROUGH FALL, INCLUDES DATES WITH SPOON
Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers will perform the title track off their new album Whiteout Conditions tonight on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The first release on the band’s own Collected Works Records imprint in partnership with Concord RecordsWhiteout 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.’”
 
“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.’”
 

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

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


“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.”


“loud, infectious, and energetic—classic New Pornographers”
 

“power-pop phenoms"
 
 “Whiteout Conditions contains some of The New Pornographers’ most interesting musical ideas.”
 
 “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)”
 

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


 “Finest yet from Carl Newman, Neko Case et al. 4 stars (out of 5)”
 
Photo credit Jenny Jimenez
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’s world tour in support of the new album continues this summer, including shows with Spoon in select cities. 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 series of Salon Talks herehere 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” byRolling 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.”
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
 
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
July 28
Portsmouth, NH
Prescott Park
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 16
Bloomington, IN
The Castle Theatre
August 17
Kalamazoo, MI
Bell’s Beer Garden
August 18
Madison, WI
Majestic Theater
August 19
Omaha, NE
MAHA Music Festival
August 25
Mexico City, MX
Pabellon Cuervo
September 23
Cincinnati, OH
Midpoint Music Festival
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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