Published Aug 23, 2019The New Pornographers recently announced plans to release a new album called In the Morse Code of Brake Lights. Before it arrives in full next month, the band have shared a new song called "The Surprise Knock."
If the tune sounds like vintage New Pornos to you, you're not wrong. In a press release, frontman A.C. Newman said the song was recorded to feel like one of their classic songs:
"The Surprise Knock" had a different feel when we first recorded it — and I wouldn't mind releasing that version at some point. But as I was listening to it, I thought, "Why don't we play this song like New Pornographers 2005?" Then we just replayed it with that feel. I thought enough time has passed that I feel like I can play songs that sort of sound like a classic a sound and not feel like I'm repeating myself, because it's been so long. That was definitely a part of it: just wanting to... I hate to say "get back," but just get more slightly raucous and sounding more like a band.
Listen to "The Surprise Knock" below.
In the Morse Code of Brake Lights will arrive on September 27 via Collected Works Records/Concord.