Photo by Jason Kreps
At SXSW this year, Matador ran a bus from the airport to downtown Austin dubbed the “Together Shuttle”. The bus had comfortable seats and free drinks, and it was blasting Together, the new New Pornographers album (out May 4), at full volume. This was a smart idea all around. But due to the lingering effects of morning air travel and the bloody mary sloshing in my stomach, I couldn‘t much absorb the power-pop that was all around me.
As the Matablog announces, Together‘s first single, “The Crash Years”, is on sale today at iTunes; click here to cop it. (Go here to hear “Your Hands [Together]”.) If you pre-order the album from the Matador store, you get a free 7″ featuring the New Pornographers covering three songs by Detroit psych band Outrageous Cherry.
With that new LP in mind, the New Pornos are getting set to launch a titanic North American tour late in May. The Mountain Goats, the Dodos, the Dutchess and the Duke, and Imaad Wasif will all provide support at various dates. Even before it jumps off, they’ll hit Europe. We’ve got all those dates below.
The New Pornographers:
05-19 London, England – Electric Ballroom !
05-21 Berlin, Germany – Magnet Club !
05-22 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow !
05-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg !
05-25 Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie !
05-26 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie !
05-27 Toulouse, France – Cafe Rex !
05-28 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival !
05-31 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
06-07 Calgary, Alberta – MacEwan Hall *
06-08 Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Event Centre *
06-09 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Odeon Events Centre *
06-10 Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Garrick Centre *
06-11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^#
06-12 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater ^#
06-13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^#
06-15 Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy ^#
06-17 Montreal, Quebec – Le National ^#
06-18 Boston, MA – House of Blues ^#
06-19 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^#
06-21 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre ^#
06-22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^#
06-23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^#
06-25 Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall at UNC ^#
06-26 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^#
06-27 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^#
06-28 St Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
07-15 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue Theatre ^%
07-16 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^%
07-18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^%
07-19 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater ^%
07-20 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater ^%
07-21 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre ^%
07-23 Austin, TX – Stubb‘s BBQ ^%
07-24 Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium ^%
07-25 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^%
07-26 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^%
07-28 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre ^%
07-30 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre ^%
08-04 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre ^
! with Here We Go Magic
* with the Mountain Goats
^ with the Dodos
# with the Dutchess & The Duke
% with Imaad Wasif