The New Pornographers have announced details of the release of a new single, Myriad Harbour, which is set for release through Matador on October 1st 2007. The single, available on 2 track 7” and download only, features extra tracks Fugue State and Silent Systems (download only).
The single is the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Challengers, which is due for release on August 20th.
The band are also set to play a show at London’s Koko on October 4th. Tickets for the show are priced at £12.50 and will be available via www.seetickets.com.
Further UK dates will be shortly announced.
The New Pornographers formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic Letter From An Occupant. The band released their first long-player, Mass Romantic in 2000 and was followed by Electric Version in 2003 and Twin Cinema in 2005. Their three full-lengths (as well as Newman's 2004 solo debut The Slow Wonder) received wild critical and public acclaim, and they continue to enjoy bigger (and taller and smarter) audiences.
Challengers continues the New Pornographer’s signature multi-layered sound with greater epic sweep and wider sonic diversity. Less frenetically jaunty than its predecessors but still encapsulating pure summer joy, this album will impress the existing fans and convert the uninitiated.
Recorded for the first time largely outside bassist John Collins' Vancouver JC/DC Studio, Challengers is their most organic-sounding record, reflecting a conscious decision to use less "beepy synth" and almost entirely "real" instruments (in addition to those listed above, they recruited an entire string section – who have played with Sufjan Stevens - plus harp, flute, and more).
The New Pornographers are:
A.C. Newman: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Wurlitzer, Casio, Mandolin,
Percussion, Bass, Melodion
John Collins: Bass, Baritone Guitar, Glockenspiel, Mandolin, Guitars,
Blaine Thurier: Fender Rhodes, Sampler
Dan Bejar: Vocals, Shakers, Guitars, Piano
Kathryn Calder: Vocals, Piano, Wurlitzer
Kurt Dahle: Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Neko Case: Vocals
Todd Fancey: Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The New Pornographers
A press release has been issued. It may have things of importance or interest. You the jury.
Posted by Fire Escape at 1:12 pm