The New Pornographers
The Surprise Knock
In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights
The second single from the upcoming ninth album from The New Pornographers is even more exciting than their last single “Falling Down the Stairs Of Your Smile”, and that one was also very exciting. Musically it sounds like a cross between “Mass Romantic” the song from the band’s first album, and AC Newman’s (Carl Newman’s solo name) song “The Palace At 4am” from his second solo album “Get Guilty”.
Lyrically it seems to be about feeling uncomfortable about a situation or person, and then everything turning out okay.... and what it all adds up to is a preview to an album that might be one of their best, and a logical progression from their last album “Whiteout Conditions”.