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New Pornographers Announce New Album With New Song, ‘Brill Bruisers’

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It’s been four years since the New Pornographers released an album. But on Aug. 26 they’ll return with their sixth record, ‘Brill Bruisers.’

To mark the occasion, the Canadian indie pop-rock collective has put together some interactive art to accompany the title track to the album. You can listen to the song, and play around, right here:

The new record will feature 12 tracks produced by frontman AC Newman and bassist John Collins. “This is a celebration record,” Newman said. “After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down, and the music reflects that.”

And it looks like Neko Case is once again on board, since her name is listed in the press release as a band member. So that’s good news.

The New Pornographers have also lined up a tour in support of the record. Here’s a complete list of dates:

July 18-20 – Pemberton, BC – Pemmberton Music Festival
Aug. 29-31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom Festival
Sept. 6 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Sept. 7 – Toronto, ON – Riot Fest
Oct. 5-6 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Oct. 8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 9 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Oct. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct. 11 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Oct. 15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct. 18 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
Nov. 4 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Nov. 6 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Nov. 7 – New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Nov. 8-9 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 10 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Nov. 11 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Nov. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Nov. 17 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov. 19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov. 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov. 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

And here’s one of our favorite New Pornographers songs, from their 2000 debut:

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