The New Pornographers Share New Single

The New Pornographers release new single “One Kind of Solomon”
The New Pornographers “One Kind of Solomon”

The New Pornographers have released “One Kind of Solomon”, off their forthcoming release In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights, which drops on September 27th via Collected Work Records/Concord Records. The band will be touring behind the album, including stops in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Boston.

Frontman and songwriter A.C. Newman explains that, “In terms of keyboards, this record has such a Kathryn Calder stamp. There was a point where she started playing this part on ‘Solomon’ and I feel like it just changed the record. When I heard what she did with it, I said, ‘Do this on every song.’”

“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,” notes Newman. “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.’”

The New Pornographers
In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights
Tracklisting

1. You’ll Need A Backseat Driver
2. The Surprise Knock
3. Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile
4. Colossus Of Rhodes
5. Higher Beams
6. Dreamlike And On The Rush
7. You Won’t Need Those Where You’re Going
8. Need Some Giants
9. Opening Ceremony
10. One Kind Of Solomon
11. Leather On The Seat

The New Pornographers
Tour Dates

Sep 19 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
Sep 20 – Vankleek Hill, ON – Beau’s Oktoberfest
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 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Nov 11 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Nov 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse