The New Pornographers are an international treasure. Everything I wrote in this post I want to take back. Their only crime was giving us so much joy. You have no idea how elated I was to find their new song, “High Ticket Attractions,” from their forthcoming record, Whiteout Conditions, posted to YouTube.
“High Ticket Attractions” picks up where Brill Bruisers left off: uptempo, vocal interplay between Carl Newman and Neko Case, loaded with buzzy fun. It’s exactly what you’re looking for from them and they deliver.
The New Pornographers are headed out on tour in support. Shame they’re not coming to Detroit this time around, but if they’re coming to your town, don’t miss them. I regret every time I did. I’m hard pressed to think of a band that’s better at banter.