Listen to the New Pornographers' New Song "The Surprise Knock"

It's the latest to arrive from 'In the Morse Code of Brake Lights'
Listen to the New Pornographers' New Song "The Surprise Knock"
The 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.