the brill bruisers

...the New Pornographers latest album, Brill Bruisers...

...the New Pornographers latest album, Brill Bruisers...

The New Pornographers latest record is probably one of my favorite albums so far this year.  this supergroup also happens to be one of my personal favorite bands ever. 

while i did like their last album, Together, it was steering into a more formal sonic direction and lacked the vibrancy of their work on Electric Version, probably my favorite Pornographers record.  so going into Brill Bruisers, i was expecting the same formulaic sound they've been comfortably moving into since the Challengers album. 

what a pleasant surprise i found.  as they somehow managed to bring back that energy from their earlier records and blend it into their current sound.  it's pretty great, and i'd recommend this album to just about anyone. 

i mean, just look at that colorful cover art!