The New Pornographers

Spoon extends world tour

Spoon have extended their world tour in support of their new album Hot Thoughts. The new dates include shows with Tennis, the New Pornographers, and Cherry Glazerr in the U.S. and Canada. Find the list of newly announced dates below.


03-23 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
03-25 Thornbury, Australia – The Croxton Bandroom
04-27 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
04-28 Oxford, MS – The Lyric
04-29 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
05-01 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05-02 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
05-03 Athens, GA – Georgia theater
05-05 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
05-06 Asheville, NC – TBA *
05-07 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05-09 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
05-11 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
06-17 Berlin, Germany – Festaal Kreuzberg
06-18 Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival
06-19 Munich, Germany – Technikum
06-27 Manchester, England – Gorilla
06-28 Glasgow, Scotland – The Arts School
06-30 London, England – O2 Forum
07-07 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
07-08 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
07-14 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07-15 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
07-18 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
07-19 Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion ^
07-21 Boston, MA – TBA
07-22 Portland, ME – State Theatre ^
07-23 Montreal, Quebec – Métropolis ^
07-25 Toronto, Ontario – TBA #
07-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
07-28 New York, NY – Panorama Festival
07-30 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08-01 Detroit, MI – TBA #
08-06 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
08-08 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
08-09 Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
08-19 New Orleans, LA – TBA
08-20 Jacksonville, FL – TBA
08-22 Savannah, GA – TBA
08-23 Columbia, SC – TBA
08-28 Spokane, WA – TBA
08-30 Edmonton, Alberta – TBA
08-31 Calgary, Alberta – TBA
09-02 Vancouver, British Columbia – TBA
09-05 Boise, ID – TBA
09-06 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
09-08 Omaha, NE – TBA
09-10 Kansas City, MO – TBA
09-13 Milwaukee, WI – TBA
09-14 – Madison, WI – TBA
09-15 Saint Paul, MN – TBA

* with Tennis
^ with the New Pornographers
& with Cherry Glazerr

Sasquatch lineup announced

The Sasquatch! Music Festival will return on May 22-25 to the Gorge Amphitheater. The festival lineup has been announced today, the lineup can been seen above.

This year’s lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Spoon, James Blake, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Sbtrkt, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War On Drugs, The Glitch Mob, Little Dragon, Gogol Bordello, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, Jose Gonzalez, Jenny Lewis, Mø, Real Estate, Future Islands, Ab-Soul, Glass Animals, Sohn, Jungle, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, Rustie, Courtney Barnett, King Tuff, San Fermin, Alvvays, Will Butler, Twin Peaks, Merchandise, Nothing, Bishop Nehru, Ex Hex, Diarrhea Planet, Ought, Natalie Prass, S (Jenn Ghetto), and amongst others.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. The Bleeding Heart Show – The New Pornographers

2. Nearly Midnight, Honolulu – Neko Case

3. This is Love (Feels Alright) – Camera Obscura

4. Clean Slate – M. Ward

5. Tamer Animals – Other Lives

6. Gun Shy – Widowspeak

7. Carissa – Sun Kil Moon

8. Black Water – Timber Timbre

9. There Can Only Be One – Cass McCombs

10. Baby’s Arms – Kurt Vile

11. From the Sun – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

12. Unless You Speak From Your Heart – Porcelain Raft

13. Sparkly – Young Magic

14. Try to Be – Blue Hawaii

15. The Rat – the Walkmen

16. Plumage – Menomena

17. I Say Fever – Ramona Falls

18. Beach – Peter Wolf Crier

19. WHALE – Yellow Ostrich

20. Forest Whitaker – Bad Books

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

The New Pornographers Create Their Own Signature Coffee

Following the lead of St. Vincent, who recently teamed up with Intelligentsia Coffee, the New Pornographers are creating their own brand of coffee, Brill Brew.

Drawing it’s name from the band’s first release in four years, Brill Bruisers. Collaboration began when Intelligentsia invited Carl Newman to sample coffee after the company heard the band were avid coffee drinkers. The coffee is described as “cheerful and sweet” and said to have flavors of “mango, nectarine and green apple shine.”

Newman said in a statement, “As absurd as it may seem for us to have a signature blend, I think it is important that there is some sort of marker, some flag planted in the earth, so that whoever walks into Intelligentsia, whoever drinks this, will know: ‘The New Pornographers really really loved coffee.’”

Pre-orders for the coffee are available and with every purchase, there is a free download to the Brill Bruisers LP. A bundle is also available, which comes with two tote bags and two coffee mugs.

Brill Bruisers is due out August 26th, and the New Pornographers have a tour lined-up in the fall in support, including a date at Riot Fest Toronto.