NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – BRILL BRUISERS
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. ” Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band s music as “magnificent and clever” while Stereogum proclaims, “In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis. ”
“This is a celebration record, ” in the words of lead-singer and main songwriter AC Newman, and that describes it perfectly – massively melodic, joyous pop music helmed by the soaring vocals of Neko Case, Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and Newman himself. Not since Twin Cinema has the band sounded so deliriously, goofily happy. The record boasts sonic heft and song after song of inventive arrangements, wry lyrics and driving force. This is absolutely one of the most fun yet deep – albums of 2014.