God, I love this band. The New Pornographers will release their latest full-length, Together, on May 4 on Matador Records, and right now you can listen to two songs from the record - the first single, "The Crash Years," and "Your Hands (Together)." "The Crash Years" is a perfect lead single for The New Pornos - like all their best songs, it features the goddess Neko Case doing some typically powerful belting and conveys senses of longing and feeling despite the upbeat rhythms and cheery whistling. "Your Hands" is the more aggressive of the two songs, with stronger beats, shouty verses, and tension-laden guitar riffs. Both portend great things to come from Together.
Listen to "The Crash Years" and "Your Hands (Together)" on The New Pornographers' Facebook page here.
The band will be playing the Sasquatch Festival on May 31.