The New Pornographers release new track

The New Pornographers share new track "This Is The World Of The Theater"
Photo by Jenny Jimenez

“This Is The World Of The Theater”, the new track from The New Pornographers’ forthcoming record Whiteout Conditions, premieres today. Whiteout Conditions is set for release on April 7 through Dine Alone Records. The group also recently premiered the track “High Ticket Attractions” with an interactive lyric video, directed by Chris Shier.

Whiteout Conditions is available for pre-order with a glow-in-the-dark poster now at the band’s website. The New Pornographers will also tour the U.S. and Europe this spring, starting with a headlining performance at the NPR SXSW opening night showcase at Stubb’s on March 15. Full tour dates can be found below.

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.”

Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released six studio albums including their most recent, Brill Bruisers. The band celebrated the release with a special NPR Music “First Listen Live” concert at the legendary Brill Building, and performed songs from the album on both Conan and the Late Show with David Letterman.

March 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW: NPR Showcase at Stubb’s
April 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel*
April 13 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*
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

*with Waxahatchee

1. Play Money
2. Whiteout Conditions
3. High Ticket Attractions
4. This is the World of the Theater
5. Darling Shade
6. Second Sleep
7. Colosseums
8. We’ve Been Here Before
9. Juke
10. Clockwise
11. Avalanche Alley