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Watch: The New Pornographers - “Whiteout Conditions” Video

Whiteout Conditions Due Out This Friday on Collected Works (via Concord)

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The New Pornographers released a new album, Whiteout Conditions, back in April on the band’s own Collected Works label, in partnership with Concord. Now they have shared a video for title track “Whiteout Conditions.” Kevan Funk directed the clip, which features a window into the lives of various characters, before it all gets kind of weird at the end. Watch it below.

Funk had this to say about the video in a press release: “I wanted to tell a set of stories featuring characters who could act as conduits to explore that tension, each of them repressing some sort of tormenting emotion (guilt, shame, self-loathing) that they haven’t been able to reconcile internally. The facade of the mall, with its surreal fantasy elements, provided an effective metaphorical backdrop.”

Previously they shared the album’s first single, “High Ticket Attractions,” via an interactive lyric video, along with the audio for “This Is the World of the Theater.” Then “High Ticket Attractions” got a video and they shared the album’s title track, “Whiteout Conditions.” We also premiered a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of the “High Ticket Attractions” video.

Whiteout Conditions is the follow-up to 2014’s Brill Bruisers. Co-founder Carl Newman had this to say about the new album in a previous press release: “On other records 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. ‘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.”

Read our recent interview with The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman on Whiteout Conditions.

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