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The New Pornographers | Continue as a Guest (2023)


The New Pornographers have proven themselves one of the most excellent bands in indie rock. They’ve constantly offered new sonic surprises with every album, and Continue as a Guest is their greatest leap to date. The group’s first album for Merge establishes them alongside modern luminaries like Yo La Tengo and Superchunk when it comes to their ability to evolve while still retaining what made them so special in the first place. A dazzling and intriguing collection of songs that are truly built to last, Continue as a Guest finds bandleader A.C. Newman and his compatriots Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, John Collins, Todd Fancey, and Joe Seiders exploring fresh territory and shattering the barriers of their collective comfort zone. Merge Records

The New Pornographers: Continue as a Guest

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“Really Really Light” is co-written by bandleader A.C. Newman and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar — the latter of whom hasn’t appeared on the last couple of New Pornographers albums. It’s based on an unfinished outtake from 2014’s Brill Bruisers. Bejar can’t actually be heard on the new song, however, which is sung by Newman and Neko Case; Bejar didn’t otherwise contribute to the album.
“Firework in the Falling Snow” was co-written with Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13). Regarding the album title, Newman said in an announcement, “The idea of continuing as a guest felt very apropos to the times. Feeling out of place in culture, in society – not feeling like a part of any zeitgeist, but happy to be separate and living your simple life, your long fade-out. Find your own little nowhere, find some space to fall apart, continue as a guest.”
Continue as a Guest marks the band’s first album for Merge, following a long stint on Matador Records. Newman tweeted that “to join that roster is an incredible honour,” and added that he’s longtime friends with the founders. exclaim

  • Really Really Light
  • Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies
  • Cat and Mouse with the Light
  • Last and Beautiful
  • Continue as a Guest
  • Bottle Episodes
  • Marie and the Undersea
  • Angelcover
  • Firework in the Falling Snow
  • Wish Automatic Suite

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.92 x 5.51 x 0.39 inches; 1.06 Ounces
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Merge Records
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2023
Label ‏ : ‎ Merge Records
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1

The New Pornographers 2023 Tour Dates:

04/19 Asheville, NC – Salvage Station*
04/20 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
04/21 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s*
04/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
04/23 Dallas, TX – Studio at The Factory*
04/25 Austin, TX – Paramount*
04/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre*
04/27 St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall*
04/28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room*
04/29 Kansas City, MO – The Truman*
04/30 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*

*with Wild Pink

05/03 St. Paul, MN – The Fitzgerald*
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*
05/05–06 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall*
05/09 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
05/11 Detroit, MI – El Club*
05/12 Toronto, ON – Danforth*
05/13 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom*
05/14 Norwalk, CT – Wall Street Theater*
05/15 Boston, MA – Royale*
05/17 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
05/19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
05/21 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom*

*with Wild Pink

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