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The New Pornographers debut new video for “Whiteout Conditions”

Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers debut a new video for the track “Whiteout Conditions” from their critically acclaimed album of the same name; watch/share the video at https://youtu.be/v2XvW38UKEI. Of the video, director Kevan Funk explains, “I wanted to tell a set of stories featuring characters who could act as conduits to explore that tension, each of them repressing some sort of tormenting emotion (guilt, shame, self-loathing) that they haven’t been able to reconcile internally. The facade of the mall, with its surreal fantasy elements, provided an effective metaphorical backdrop.”

Earlier this summer the band performed the song on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Whiteout Conditions made its Billboard debut at #2 on the Alternative Albums Chart#13 on the Current Album Chart and #35 on the Top 200. Additionally, the album hit #6 on Billboard’s AAA Radio Chart. The band’s world tour in support of the new album continues this summer and fall, including shows with Born Ruffians in select cities. Tickets for all headlining U.S. shows include a free download of the new album; see below for a list of dates.

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.” Newman recently discussed the new record and the band’s 18-year career in a series of Salon Talks herehere and here.

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, WHITEOUT CONDITIONS

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

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS LIVE
†with Born Ruffians

August 11

Denver, CO

Velorama Festival

August 12

Lawrence, KS

Liberty Hall

August 13

St. Louis, MO

Delmar Hall

August 15

Knoxville, TN

Bijou Theatre

August 16

Bloomington, IL

The Castle Theatre

August 17

Kalamazoo, MI

Bell’s Beer Garden

August 18

Madison, WI

Majestic Theater

August 19

Omaha, NE

MAHA Music Festival

August 25

Mexico City, MX

Pabellon Cuervo

September 23

Cincinnati, OH

Midpoint Music Festival

September 28

Victoria, BC

Sugar Nightclub†

September 29

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom†

September 30

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Community Theatre†

October 1

Nelson, BC

Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel†

October 2

Calgary, AB

MacEwan Hall†

October 4

Edmonton, AB

Winspear Centre†

October 5

Saskatoon, SK

O’Brians Event Centre†

October 6

Regina, SK

The Exchange†

October 7

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre†

October 9

Detroit, MI

Crofoot Ballroom†

October 10

Cleveland, OH

Beachland Ballroom

October 11

London, ON

London Music Hall†

October 12

Ottawa, ON

Bronson Centre Theatre†

October 13

Montreal, QC

Corona Theatre†

October 14

Toronto, ON

Massey Hall†

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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