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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 The New Pornographers
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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 way…it 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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February 27th 2020

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