The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers Vinyl LP + Download
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Vinyl LP + Download
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Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock." Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band’s music as, "...magnificent and clever…," while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis."
Produced by band-members John Collins (bass) with AC Newman, the 12-track album was recorded primarily at Little Blue in Woodstock, NY and at JC/DC Studios in Vancouver B.C. with additional recording in Austin, Brooklyn and Vermont. Of the album, lead-singer and main songwriter AC Newman comments, “This is a celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that. We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.”
Massively melodic, Brill Bruisers is joyous pop music helmed by the soaring vocals of Neko Case, Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and Newman himself. Not since Twin Cinema has the band sounded so deliriously, goofily happy. The record boasts sonic heft and song after song of inventive arrangements, wry lyrics and driving force. This is absolutely one of the most fun - yet deep - albums of 2014.
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Track Listing:
1. Bill Bruisers
2. Champions of Red Wine
3. Fantasy Fools
4. War on the East Coast
6. Marching Orders
7. Another Drug Deal Of The Heart
8. Born With A Sound
9. Wide Eyes
10. Dancehall Domine
13. Tell Me Where
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