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Premiere: The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attractions” Behind-the-Scenes Video

Also Share Title Single from Forthcoming Album Whiteout Conditions

Mar 24, 2017
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The New Pornographers  are bursting back with their seventh album Whiteout Conditions. The supergroup from Vancouver released its first video for ""High Ticket Attractions,", which featured bizzarly fantastic footage of all out destructive mayhem at a high school, and Under the Radar has an exclusive behind the scenes video. The making serendipitously coincided with the plans for a school demolition, so director Dan Huiting  (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso) got together with lead singer A.C. Newman to figure out how to film a student upheaval. Check out the fun below.

Huiting notes, “I have always wanted to wreck things in music videos, I just never thought I would get a chance to destroy an entire high school!”

The band also premiered the title track off their forthcoming full-length record today. Whiteout Conditions is out April 7th and promises to dazzle as the first release on the band’s own Collected Works Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records

Of writing the new record, founder and frontman A.C. Newman notes that, “At the beginning of this record, there was some thinking that we wanted it to be like a Krautrock Fifth Dimension. Of course, our mutated idea of what Krautrock is probably doesn’t sound like Krautrock at all. But we were thinking: Let’s try and rock in a different felt like sometimes it was very clear: oh, this is a fast one with me singing, and then the next would be a slow song with Neko (Case) singing. And I’ve always liked that in a White Album kind of way — being a band that just does whatever the hell they want from track to track...But when we did Brill Bruisers (the band’s previous album, released in 2014), it was the first time where I thought: Let’s try to make a cohesive record. Let’s try to give it a sound and see how focused we can make it. And on this record, I think we went a lot farther down that road.”

Along with all of this comes news of their upcoming tour. Check out the dates are below. Much is afoot for The New Pornographers.



Read our 2014 interview with The New Pornographers' Carl Newman on Brill Bruisers.

*with Waxahatchee
†with Spoon

April 12                                                    Los Angeles, CA                       Theatre at The Ace Hotel*
April 13                                                        Oakland, CA                                               Fox Theater*
April 14                                                          Bend, OR                                        Midtown Ballroom*
April 15                                                        Seattle, WA                                            Moore Theatre*
April 16                                                        Portland, OR                                       Wonder Ballroom*
April 18                                                     Minneapolis, MN                                           First Avenue*
April 19                                                         Chicago, IL                                                   The Metro*
April 20                                                      Milwaukee, WI                                          Pabst Theater*
April 21                                                         Chicago, IL                                                   The Metro*
April 22                                                      Columbus, OH                                 Newport Music Hall*
April 25                                                         Boston, MA                                          House of Blues*
April 26                                                       New York, NY                                                 Terminal 5*
April 27                                                     Philadelphia, PA                                        Union Transfer*
April 28                                                     Washington, DC                               9:30 Club (sold out)*
April 29                                                     Washington, DC                                               9:30 Club*
May 1                                                          Raleigh, NC                                                            Ritz*
May 2                                                           Atlanta, GA                                      Variety Playhouse*
May 3                                                      New Orleans, LA                                                Tipitina’s*
May 4                                                          Houston, TX                                White Oak Music Hall*
May 5                                                           Dallas, TX                                         Granada Theater*
May 6                                                           Austin, TX                                                       Stubb’s*
May 9                                                          London, UK                                           Electric Ballroom
May 10                                                      Amsterdam, NL                       Paradiso Noord/Tolhuistuin
May 11                                                          Berlin, DE                                                               Lido
May 13                                                          Oslo, NO                                                 Vulkan Arena
May 14                                                      Stockholm, SE                                         Debaser Strand
May 16                                                    Copenhagen, DK                                                   Loppen
May 18                                                          Paris, FR                                           Divan Du Monde
July 18                                                       Charlotte, NC        Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amph.†
July 19                                                   Charlottesville, VA                                      Sprint Pavilion†
July 22                                                        Portland, ME                                            State Theatre†
July 23                                                       Montreal, QC                                                Metropolis†
July 26                                                       Pittsburgh, PA                                                 Stage AE†
August 11                                                    Denver, CO                                       Velorama Festival


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