The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers (album stream)
Hello, friends. I’m here to talk to you today about a delightful album that hasn’t been released yet, but is streaming via iTunes.
WOW THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD WOW YES AWESOME GOOD JOB YEAH.
Okay. Now that that’s out of my system, let me expound on that a bit. Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers are releasing Brill Bruisers one week from now on August 26 via Last Gang in Canada and Matador in the US. It’ll probably take me a little more time to properly digest the whole thing, but I’ve been listening to it all day and there’s a very high probability that it ends up on my top albums of the year list in that first week of January (how are we already almost done with August?). It’s just such a delight to listen to. It’s overflowing with lovely hooks and harmonies, shining synth, and an absolutely wonderful take on fundamental band instrumentation. Led by a capable revolving cast of vocalists, this is the strongest album from this group in years. Have yourself a listen. It’ll help give a little extra light with fall quickly closing in.
Highlights (quite a few): Brill Bruisers, Champions of Red Wine, Born With a Sound, Fantasy Fools, You Tell Me Where
P.S. - Dat artwork