The New Pornographers — Avalanche Alley
Album: Whiteout Conditions
Avg rating:

Your rating:

Total ratings:
Ratings histogram:
Released: 2017-01-27
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days):
Cover your eyes, surprise your fate
It's only an avalanche away, you're safe
It's only a scratch, you're great

Several years after the flood
Your singularity under the gun
So late, so late to the game, so late
We thought it was wise to wait

Sent your blues from the last world
News from the future
Blues from the last world
News from the future

Several miles behind the wave
We needed to cross the ocean, we missed the ride
Lord knows we could use a ride

You summon the breath to finally say
It's only an avalanche away, feels right
And you can stay here tonight
Yeah, you can stay here tonight

Sent your blues from the last world
News from the future
Blues from the last world
News from the future

Butchering people, the cottage industry
The testimonials warning weather
Rules of the house
Rogue graffiti scroll
Ceremony calls, the tarred and feathered
Jewels in your crown
Are loud and proudly fake
Ceremony calls, the overthrowing

Consigned to the dustbin, all good lines turned away
Defined by the daylight waves we found in Avalanche Alley
Controlled demolitions of the times far away
In line for the festival that we call Avalanche Alley

News from the last world
News from the future
News from the last world
News from the future
Comments (26)add comment
Neko solo is not my cup of tea at all, but this really works for me.  Great sound.  7 for starters in sunny Bristol today.
Nemo Case .... and The New Pornagraphers

totally a crush 
Love the band and the majority of their catalog...although I keep wondering if this particular track could be remade by Metric and perhaps improved??
 meatmike wrote:
Yes! New Pornographers! Earnestly obtuse the way bands used to be!
 
"Earnestly Obtuse" would be a good band name!
 expatlar wrote:
Doesn't it always make you chuckle at yourself when you go open the 'rp' site to comment on how much you like a song, in this case 'The Boat Song' by Lyle Lovett, and then you realize you had been listening to your Spotify rock/pop playlist all this time? D'oh!
I'm sure this song was good too. :-)
 
It's quite good. And serves you right for abandoning RP, even for a while! :-)
Their efforts are sometimes hit and miss for me (although I love everything by Neko solo), but they do seem at a creative peak lately!
Doesn't it always make you chuckle at yourself when you go open the 'rp' site to comment on how much you like a song, in this case 'The Boat Song' by Lyle Lovett, and then you realize you had been listening to your Spotify rock/pop playlist all this time? D'oh!
I'm sure this song was good too. :-)
Boost +1
Ample evidence that they still have it! Sooo great to hear pop-rock done with texture and taste. Even the stuff we Canadians hear on CBC Radio 2 is sounding pretty sugaring and cheap these days.
I like that one) 
Yes! New Pornographers! Earnestly obtuse the way bands used to be!
 lizardking wrote:
I like hearing new music NOT on my local top 40 station. 
I give this a 6 which means I don't mind hearing it again.
Rock on!
 

 
And 4 months later I've bumped this grooving track to an 8!  Long Live RP!!
I said it in a comment on another song by NP, or by another band altogether — this is what Arcade Fire would, should sound like if they got out of their own lazy way. There are similarities in style and material, but whereas NP is lively and upbeat, Arcade Fire is inclined to make thumping drone funeral music. 
Me likey at first listen.  They do have their own sound and I have grown to like it a lot.
I like am starting to like this band and am beginning to recognise their sound so revising my rating from 7 > 8!
 Proclivities wrote:
Pretty cool stuff, nice arrangement.  I'll have to check out more of this album.

 

Check out the warped videos for "High Ticket Attractions"  ,  Mutiny, I Promise You  , and Moves   . They enjoy getting crazy. 

Love the fast driving beat on this. Instant 9.
Nice. This pops up as I press the confirm button, purchasing tickets for their show next week. Synchronicity or just dumb luck? Who cares. Honey, don't stay up, I'm going out rockin'
Pretty cool stuff, nice arrangement.  I'll have to check out more of this album.
Love this band
 lizardking wrote:
I like hearing new music NOT on my local top 40 station. 
I give this a 6 which means I don't mind hearing it again.
Rock on!
 
Lacking a Top 40 station, I love hearing this here instead. I gave it an 8, which means I would like to hear more like this somewhat more than most. But, actually, I should rate every song a 5, because I pretty much like the mix as it is, which is why I've stuck with B&R&co for so long!