The New Pornographers – Stream the New Album and Learn Our Evaluate of It

The New Pornographers – Stream the New Album and Learn Our Evaluate of It

Proceed as a Visitor Out Now through Merge

Mar 31, 2023

Pictures by Ebru Yildiz / Composite by Nicole White

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The New Pornographers have launched a brand new album, Proceed as a Visitor, at present through Merge, their first for the label. Now that it’s out, you possibly can stream the entire thing right here and skim our evaluate of it. Stream the album beneath and skim our evaluate, which we posted at present, right here. Additionally beneath are the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band have additionally singled out “Bottle Episodes” because the album’s new single.

Frontman Carl Newman (aka A.C. Newman) had this to say concerning the single in a press launch: “‘Right here contained in the TV glow of those bottle episodes,’ this one is one other ambivalent story about day-to-day life within the pandemic instances. I used to be making an attempt to seize a sense of being caught, however you don’t thoughts being caught. You’re unsure what to name this life you’re main. Are you cheerful? You could be. There must be a phrase for this.”

Beforehand they shared the album’s first single, “Actually Actually Mild,” through a music video. “Actually Actually Mild” was one in every of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared its second single, “Angelcover,” additionally one in every of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared its third single, “Pontius Pilate’s House Motion pictures,” which was once more one in every of our Songs of the Week.

The New Pornographers’ final album was 2019’s Within the Morse Code of Brake Lights, launched through the band’s personal Collected Work imprint, in partnership with Harmony. After touring for that album completed, Newman started writing the brand new album at his dwelling in Woodstock, NY. The lineup for this album was Newman, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, John Collins, Todd Fancey, and Joe Seiders, in addition to contributions from saxophonist Zach Djanikian. Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13) co-wrote the music “Firework within the Falling Snow.”

A earlier press launch stated Proceed as a Visitor offers with “themes of isolation and collapse, following the ambivalence of day-to-day life throughout the pandemic and the infinite pitfalls of dwelling on-line” however that the title observe “additionally addresses the frequently rolling considerations that include being in a band for therefore lengthy.”

“The thought of continuous as a visitor felt very apropos to the instances,” Newman defined. “Feeling misplaced in tradition, in society—not feeling like part of any zeitgeist, however comfortable to be separate and dwelling your easy life, your lengthy fade-out. Discover your personal little nowhere, discover some area to crumble, proceed as a visitor.”

Learn our 2017 interview with The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman on Whiteout Situations.

The New Pornographers Tour Dates:

April 19—Asheville, NC—Salvage Station*
April 20—Atlanta, GA—Selection Playhouse*
April 21—New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s*
April 22—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Corridor*
April 23—Dallas, TX—Studio at The Manufacturing facility*
April 25—Austin, TX—Paramount*
April 26—Oklahoma Metropolis, OK—Tower Theatre*
April 27—St. Louis, MO—Sheldon Live performance Corridor*
April 28—Omaha, NE—The Ready Room*
April 29—Kansas Metropolis, MO—The Truman*
April 30—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre*
Might 3—St. Paul, MN—The Fitzgerald*
Might 4—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Corridor*
Might 5—Chicago, IL—Thalia Corridor [SOLD OUT]*
Might 6—Chicago, IL— Thalia Corridor [SOLD OUT]*
Might 8—Cincinnati, OH—Memorial Corridor*
Might 9—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Corridor*
Might 11—Detroit, MI—El Membership [SOLD OUT]*
Might 12—Toronto, ON—Danforth*
Might 13—Burlington, VT—Increased Floor Ballroom*
Might 14—Norwalk, CT— Wall Avenue Theater*
Might 15—Boston, MA—Royale*
Might 17—New York, NY—Brooklyn Metal*
Might 18—Philadelphia, PA—Union Switch*
Might 19—Washington, DC—9:30 Membership [SOLD OUT]*
Might 20—Washington, DC—9:30 Membership*
Might 21—Saxapahaw, NC—Haw River Ballroom*

*with Wild Pink

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