|THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
DEBUT NEW TRACK
“ONE KIND OF SOLOMON”IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS
DUE SEPTEMBER 27 VIA
COLLECTED WORKS/CONCORD RECORDSON TOUR THIS FALL
Critically acclaimed group The New Pornographers are premiering “One Kind of Solomon,” the latest track off their highly anticipated forthcoming album In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights, due September 27 via the band’s own Collected Work Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records. Listen/share the track HERE.
Frontman and songwriter A.C. Newman explains that, “in terms of keyboards, this record has such a Kathryn Calder stamp. There was a point where she started playing this part on ‘Solomon’ and I feel like it just changed the record. When I heard what she did with it, I said, ‘Do this on every song.’”
The band also recently premiered the songs “The Surprise Knock” (listen HERE) and “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile” (listen HERE and watch the Mitchell deQuilettes-directed video HERE). Upon the album’s announcement, Stereogum raved that the “power-pop all-star team are back in action.”
Album art and track list follow below, and the record is available for pre-order HERE.
The band is set to tour North America this fall in support of the new music, including dates at Chicago’s Vic Theatre, Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club and New York’s Brooklyn Steel; see below for a complete itinerary. Tickets are available for purchase at thenewpornographers.com.
“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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