On Aug. 25, The New Pornographers will release their sixth album, Brill Bruisers — their follow-up to 2010’s Together — via Matador. It features the full lineup of the band, including bandleader A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey. And according to a press release, Newman says that it’s 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,” Newman says in the release.
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