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In the Morse Code of Brake Lights Out Now via Collected Work/Concord

Sep 27, 2019
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The New Pornographers have released a new album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, today via the band's own Collected Work imprint, in partnership with Concord. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates.

Also, today we posted our review of In the Morse Code of Brake Lights and you can read that here.

Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile," which was one of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared another song from it, "The Surprise Knock," which was also one of our Songs of the Week. That was followed by a video for "Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile" and another song from the album, "One Kind of Solomon."

The band's last album was 2017's Whiteout Conditions, also released on Collected Works/Concord. In a previous press release Carl Newman (who also produced the album) says In the Morse Code of Brake Lights is an accidental concept record.

"I was about two-thirds of the way through the record when I began to notice that lyrically so much of it was pointing toward car songs," he said. "The opening track is 'You'll Need a Backseat Driver,' and that was a metaphor that seemed to be running through other songs, too. Next to the love song, I feel like the car song is one of the most iconic kinds of songs in pop music, from Chuck Berry to the present. There was so much of that throughout it that I started thinking: 'Oh, no, there's too many references to cars on this record!' And then I thought, 'No, that's good-people might think it's a concept album.'"

Read our 2017 interview with The New Pornographers' Carl Newman on Whiteout Conditions.

The New Pornographers Tour Dates:

Sep 27 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ^
Sep 28 - Urbana, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
Sep 29 - Columbia, MO - Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Oct 1 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
Oct 2 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre ^
Oct 3 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre ^
Nov 4 - Boston, MA - Royale ^
Nov 5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^
Nov 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel ^
Nov 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
Nov 10 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom ^
Nov 11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel ^
Nov 12 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre ^

^ with Lady Lamb

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