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Coming December 10 : The New Pornographers - 'Mass Romantic' 21st Anniversary Reissue









"Letter From An Occupant"
directed by Michael Dowse

This fall, Matador Records will celebrate the 21st anniversary of The New Pornographers’ debut record and breakout, 'Mass Romantic' (2000), with a limited-edition LP reissue out 12/10.

The album – clocking three singers and 12 effervescent and undeniable power-pop gems – will return to us on red vinyl and will include a bonus 7”, Letter From An Occupant, which includes two rare B-sides, “The End of Medicine” and “When I Was a Baby.”

(STREAM / PREORDER 'Mass Romantic')

What’s more, The New Pornographers will tour the U.S. and Canada this fall playing a series of two-night stands – performing Mass Romantic in its entirety on the first night and running down the equally outstanding Twin Cinema (16th Anniversary!) on the next. Throughout this trip, the band’s lineup will feature AC Newman, Dan Bejar, Joe Seiders, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, and Neko Case, and Todd Fancey.
Everyone wants to be successful but, hand to my heart, I had no delusions of success for The New Pornographers. To be here over 20 years later, still in the game, is something that I simultaneously take for granted (you just get used to it) and feel eternally grateful for. Been here so long that we can do one of those “let’s play that old album all the way through!” gigs. And we are doing just that. 2 nights per city: 1 Mass Romantic, 1 Twin Cinema, plus assorted “hits” from our storied career. Bejar is coming and God knows if we’ll get him again. When he moved to Spain 2 months after Mass Romantic came out, I thought he was done in the band and now 21 years later we’ve convinced him to come along for another ride. Just the nature of our band that it’s a special occasion when all the singers show up. Here’s to you showing up as well! - Carl Newman

The New Pornographers formed in Vancouver in 1997. The whole thing was Carl Newman’s idea – recruiting his favorite local talents Seven Samurai-style for an album that might stand up amidst their already formidable solo careers.

At the time, the parties involved included Newman, Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Fisher Rose, and Blaine Thurier.

All told, 'Mass Romantic' took three years to complete and was initially released in 2000 on Mint Records. From there, momentum seemed to build one members-only message board post at a time, with a small and vocal crowd of fans giving rise to wider excitement – critical praise, radio play, a Juno Award, Ray Davies jumping on stage at SXSW, and so on.

The old-fashioned record industry-types at Matador first learned of The New Pornographers through a store, Aquarius Records. In its newsletter, the much-missed San Francisco institution called Mass Romantic “absolutely shiningly great power pop” and “recommended for everyone.” The shop stumped for the record fervently – playing it, displaying it, and generally carrying on about the music to all who would listen. In just one year, Aquarius moved somewhere near 200 copies.

Nobody at Matador (well, almost nobody) could argue with that and the label licensed the Mass Romantic for distribution in Europe and, ultimately, signed the band outright, giving the record a wide reissue in 2002.

And plenty of stuff happened after that! What’s important, though, is that The New Pornographers are going on tour, Mass Romantic is turning 21, and the record is back on shelves December 10th



Mass Romantic LP

01 Mass Romantic
02 The Fake Headlines
03 The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
04 Mystery Hours
05 Jackie
06 Letter From an Occupant
07 To Wild Homes
08 The Body Says No
09 Execution Day
10 Centre For Holy Wars
11 The Mary Martin Show
12 Breakin’ the Law

 

“Letter From An Occupant” 7”

A1 Letter From An Occupant
B1 The End of Medicine
B2 When I Was A Baby



The New Pornographers on Tour
(tickets)

Monday, November 29 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY #
Tuesday, November 30 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY &
Wednesday, December 1 9:30 Club, Washington DC #
Thursday, December 2 9:30 Club, Washington DC &
Friday, December 3 Webster Hall, New York NY #
Saturday, December 4 Webster Hall, New York NY &
Monday, December 6 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON #
Tuesday, December 7 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON &
Thursday, December 9 Neptune, Seattle WA #
Friday, December 10 Neptune, Seattle WA &
Saturday, December 11 Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC #
Sunday, December 12 Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC &

# Performing Mass Romantic in full
& Performing Twin Cinema in full

MATADOR AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHICAGO) 2015

A reminder for everyone lucky enough to be at Pitchfork this weekend that we have the following playing:

Friday 17th July

Steve Gunn 5.15 (Blue)

Tobias Jesso Jr 6.15 (Blue)

Iceage 7.15 (Blue)

Saturday 18th July

Kurt Vile 4.15 (Green)

The New Pornographers 6.15 (Green)

Sunday 19th July

Perfume Genius 3.14 (Blue)

For those of you that can't make it, all performances will be live streamed here: http://pitchfork.com/news/60410-pitchfork-music-festival-streams-live-all-weekend/

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS' NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS TOMORROW, CELEBRATE BROOKLYN SATURDAY, CARL INTERVIEWED ON WDST TODAY



In the long line of things going on in The New Pornographers' world, first things first. Today, at 4pm EST on WDST (Woodstock) Carl Newman will be guest DJ'ing and chatting in advance of the band's show tomorrow at the Bearsville Theatre. WDST is 100.1FM in Woodstock and you can listen online at http://radiowoodstock.com/

That show begins a line of North American summer tour dates. Please note that the band will be playing a FREE show in the name of Celebrate Brooklyn THIS Saturday in Prospect Park.

Thursday, July, 9 - Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY*
Friday, July, 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC SOLD OUT*
Saturday, July, 11 - Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY FREE*
Sunday, July, 12 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Vogue, Indianapolis IN*
Wednesday, July, 15 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI*
Thursday, July, 16 -  The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL*
Friday, July, 17 - Live on Martin Luther King, Madison WI FREE*
Saturday, July, 18 - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July, 19 - Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
* w/ Thao & the Get Down Stay Down


 

 

MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA SOUND (PORTO)

This weekend we have Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, The Thurston Moore Band and The New Pornographers performing at Primavera Sound in Portugal.

Two of these performances, Belle and Sebastian and The New Pornographers, will be live streamed here.

Times:

Friday June 5th
Belle & Sebastian
23.00

Saturday June 6th
The New Pornographers
00.35

MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 - 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 - 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 - 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 - 23.34 Channel 1

VIDEO : The New Pornographers - "Champions Of Red Wine", Primavera Webcast



Earlier today, Pitchfork premiered the lastest video from the New Pornographers' 'Brlll Bruisers', the shot-in-Cuba, "Champions Of Red Wine", directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. The New Pornographers' set at Barceloa's Primavera Sound Festival will be webcast tomorrow night via primaverasound.com at approx. 7:30pm CEST (times subject to change).



The band's global touring schedule is updated below :

Friday May 29 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday May 30 - Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday May 31 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday June 2 - Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday June 3 - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday June 4 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday June 6 - Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets
Saturday June 20 - NXNE Music Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday June 28 - Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 - Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY
Friday July, 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Saturday July 11 - Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
Sunday July 12 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday July 14 - The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, July 15 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI
Saturday July 18 - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday July 19 - Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
Saturday August 15, Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora ON, Canada
Friday August, 28 - PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday August, 30 - Nifi Festival, Sparta KY

order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

Matador At Austin's Mid-March Trade Fair : Get Off My Lawn (And Stay In My Overpriced AirBNB Instead) Edition



Alright, the moment is almost upon us. Well, upon me, actually. The moment when my adopted hometown is overrun by the craven, the venal, the self-important and self-entitled hordes demanding free drinks, free drugs and drowning out all nuanced musical performances with their hyena-like cackling. But enough about the Matador staff, there's loads of other horrible people descending on Austin and they DESERVE to know exactly where and when Ceremony, Iceage, Steve Gunn and The New Pornographers are appearing. And as such, Robby has carefully amended a classic Mark Ohe Matador flyer (above) --- he was under strict instructions to "appropriate that shit like Robin Thicke", and we couldn't be happier with the results. Short of the entire week being cancelled, that is. See you in the pit(s of hell).

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - European Tour



 

Bask in the sun and watch The New Pornographers at one of their first 2015 European appearances this summer which have just been announced. Full details and ticket links for the shows can be found below:
Friday, May 29 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday, May 30 - Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday, May 31 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday, June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday, June 2 - Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday, June 3 - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday, June 4 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday, June 6 - Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets
 

Website: http://www.thenewpornographers.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewpornographers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNewPornos

 

The New Pornographers on Sirius XMU tonight/this week



Hot on the heels of their recently concluded US and European tour dates, The New Pornographers appear on Sirius XMU (channel 35 on your Sirius XM dial) tonight at 9pm EST, performing songs from their Album Of The Year contender, Brill Bruisers.

Can't listen tonight? Don't worry, XMU has you covered with multiple re-broadcasts. Full schedule as follows:

Weds at 9p EST
Thurs at 3pm EST
Thurs at 4p EST
Fri at 9a EST
Sun at noon EST

Tune in!

TONIGHT : The New Pornographers at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom



(above : a cake presented to The New Pornographers at Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre. Those who ignore the future are condemned to repeat the Pabst).

Just a reminder The New Pornographers are playing midtown's Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (Monday, Nov. 17) and a handful of tickets are still available. I'm presuming you'll need more than one but perhaps less than a handful, but either way, this is the sort of nudge in the ribs I'm sure you appreciate just as much as I deeply love delivering it.



remaining dates :

Monday, November 17 -- Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November 19 -- House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November 20 -- Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA* (sold out)
Friday, November 21 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Saturday, November 22 -- 9:30 Club, Washington DC (sold out)
Sunday, November 23 -- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC* (sold out)
Monday, December 1 -- The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December 2 -- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December 3 -- Botanique - Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December 4 -- La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December 5 -- Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December 6 -- Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December 7 -- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, February, 4 — Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile Montreal
Thursday, February, 5 — The Dansforth Music Hall Toronto %
Friday, February, 6 — London Music Hall London  &
Saturday, February, 7 — Hillside Inside at Mitchell Hall in St. Georges Church &
Sunday, February, 8 — Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place &

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
& w/ Operators

order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

The New Pornographers live on Radio Milwaukee today



Prior to entertaining the masses at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater tonight, The New Pornographers will be entertaining, um, the masses, via the magic of live radio. Tune in to 88.9 Radio Milwaukee at noon CST for a performance by the band, or stream the set at radiomilwaukee.org if you're more about ones and zeros than transmitters. Up to you really.

Tour dates!

Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order ‘Brill Bruisers’ from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google
 

This Weekend At Fun Fun Fun : Iceage, Ted Leo, Majical Cloudz, The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo



The 9th annual edition of Transmission Entertainment's ridiculously awesome Fun Fun Fun Fest hits Austin's Auditorium Shores this weekend, and here's a breakdown of where and when the far-too-well-represented members of the Matador family will be appearing. NONE ARE CONFLICTING WITH KING DIAMOND (and that's all that really matters).

Tickets for the entire weekend + FFF Nites aftershows are still available here.

MAJICAL CLOUDZ:
Friday, November 7 - Yellow Stage 7:20 PM
Friday, November 7, Cheer Up Charlie's (Outdoor) 11:00 PM

TED LEO
Friday, November 7, Mohawk, 12:45 AM



ICEAGE:
- Friday, November, 7 - Holy Mountain (Indoor)12:30 AM
- Saturday, November, 8 - Black Stage 4:05 PM

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS:
- Saturday, November, 8 - Orange Stage 5:55 PM

YO LA TENGO:
- Sunday, November 9, Orange Stage - 5:55 PM

THE NEW PORNOGRPAHERS LIVE ON KCRW'S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC 2:15 PM EST, PLAY THE WILTERN IN LA TONIGHT


Last night The New Pornographers played "Dancehall Domine" for Conan O'Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend.

The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to kcrw.com or if you're in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.

More tour dates can be found here.

IDIOT BOX ALERT : The New Pornographers on TBS' "Conan" Tonight



The New Pornographers will be appearing on TBS' "Conan" this evening (11pm eastern, 10pm central).  Mr. O'Brien (as he's known to people who aren't his friends or associates) will also welcome guests Anthony Anderson (SO GOOD IN THE FIRST "BARBERSHOP", AKA "BARBERSHOP ONE : THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD") and Jon Lovitz (also, quite good in "Happiness", aka The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, though perhaps not as good as Mr. Anderson in "Barbershop", and maybe a little too creepy in this context, so never mind).   Prior to Friday night's show at the Wiltern, The New Pornographers will be appearing on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" at 2:15 pm eastern / 11:15pm pacific time.

The New Pornographers On Tour  :

Friday, October, 17 -- The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 -- North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 -- Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 -- Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 -- Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 -- Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 -- Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 -- The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 -- Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 -- Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 -- Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 -- House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 -- Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 -- House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 -- Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 -- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 -- The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 -- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 -- Botanique - Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 -- La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 -- Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 -- Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 -- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

The New Pornographers live on World Cafe NOW, KEXP later today



Hello, radio aficionados. If you have a hankering for live in-studio goodness from The New Pornographers, you can count yourself doubly lucky today because

1. You can head over to World Cafe's website right now and check out Carl and the gang's session with David Dye. (Or, if you prefer your radio sessions to have a radio frequency involved, you can click around on that very same site to find out when your local NPR affiliate airs the show. World Cafe is really popular, so your local NPR station probably airs it!)

2. If only the exquisite frisson of LIVE ON-AIR PERFORMANCE does it for you, flip your dial over to Seattle's KEXP today at 4:00PM EDT/1:00PM PDT to hear The New Pornographers live on the Cheryl Waters show. Tune in at 90.3FM, or listen online at KEXP.org.

Both sessions will involve songs from the new New Pornographers album, Brill Bruisers, in support of which the band has just launched a tour (dates are below). You can also buy the album in all the popular formats of the day by going to our store.

The New Pornographers on tour :

Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 — Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 — The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

 

VIDEO : The New Pornographers - "Dancehall Domine"



Days before starting a massive global tour (see below) in support of the the universally hailed 'Brill Bruisers', The New Pornographers premiere the 2nd video from the album, "Dancehall Domine", made by Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore. The latter writes, "sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays…‘Dancehall Domine’ is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that—thrillers, bad romances, in one case we’re clearly referencing Clouzot’s famous L’enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!”



The New Pornographers on tour
:

Friday, October 3 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver B.C.
Saturday, October 4 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver B.C.
Sunday, October, 5 -- The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Monday, October, 6 -- The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 -- Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 -- Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 -- The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 -- Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 -- The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 -- Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 -- Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 -- The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 -- North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 -- Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 -- Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 -- Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 -- Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 -- Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 -- Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 -- The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 -- Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 -- Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 -- Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 -- House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 -- Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 -- House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 -- Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 -- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 -- The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 -- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 -- Botanique - Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 -- La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 -- Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 -- Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 -- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order 'Brill Bruisers' from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

The New Pornographers 'Brill Bruisers' Display Contest Winners

Guest post by Matador Direct's Emmaline McCourt:

In the weeks leading up to The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers, 40+ indie retail stores across the US participated in a display contest to promote the album. Using the album artwork as inspiration, designers used everything from posters to glow sticks to balloons to create inventive in-store displays. Prizes were awarded to the top three designs.

First place went to LOU'S RECORDS in Encinitas, CA. Their designer used Christmas lights, cardboard, posters, and some creative magic to construct their New Pornographers light box.



Second place went to LANDLOCKED in Bloomington, IN whose impressive window display almost perfectly mimicked the font from the Brill Bruisers album cover.



And last but not least third place went to MUSIC SAVES in Cleveland, OH who utilized myriad craft supplies including balloons, pipe cleaners, crepe paper in their display.



Congrats to the winners and a big THANK YOU to all stores who participated.