Its official. Its taken a few weeks to confirm, but the latest New Pornographers album will be called 'Challengers' after all.
Writing in an e-mail to fans, Carl mentioned that the record is now in its closing stages, currently being mixed. He also confirmed that 'Challengers' will be released on Matador Records throughout the world with the exception of Canada.
The picture above, if your wondering, is part of the (unfinished) artwork sleeve designed by Neko Case herself. The artwork will be available to purchase as a screen print from all the shows listed below and come with a code which you'll be able to register for a copy of the album delivered to your door on release day (probably August 20th/21st in U.SA).
The band have a number of dates scheduled around the America and the U.K including the three sell out dates in London. Full details here:
28 April - Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
18 June - Bar Academy, London (SOLD OUT)
19 June - The Borderline, London UK (SOLD OUT)
20 June - 93 Ft East, London UK (SOLD OUT)
22 June - Glastonbury Festival, Pilton (Yep, you guessed it SOLD OUT)
4 July - Battery Park, New York, NY (w/ Midlake)
15 July - Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago, IL