The New Pornographers Share “Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies”

The New Pornographers are debuting their new track “Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies” in anticipation of its forthcoming album Continue as a Guest (Merge Records), due March 31, 2023.

“Lyrically, it is very much a stream-of-consciousness story about the disease of social media and online culture,” frontperson A.C. Newman explains about the track. “The narrator that only likes art when it changes the subject, buried in daydream, thinking it’s an entrance, and the idea of Pontius Pilate entertaining his friends with home movies of the crucifixion (what else would he be showing? That part’s clear, right?). It was a product of being stuck at home at a time when online was the only way for many to communicate, and obviously it had its negatives. One of those songs that might seem like word salad but is not, its disjointed nature very deliberate.”

The band previously shared the record’s first single, “Really Really Light,” alongside a Christian Cerezo-directed video; watch/share it HERE. Most recently they debuted the album track “Angelcover,” listen/share HERE. The album is available to pre-save/pre-order HERE.

In celebration of the new album, The New Pornographers are set for a run of North American shows this spring, with support from Wild Pink. The dates include two sold-out nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, as well as further performances at New York’s Brooklyn Steel and Boston’s Royale.


April 19—Asheville, NC—Salvage Station*

April 20—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse*

April 21—New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s*

April 22—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*

April 23—Dallas, TX—Studio at The Factory*

April 25—Austin, TX—Paramount*

April 26—Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theatre*

April 27—St. Louis, MO—Sheldon Concert Hall*

April 28—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room*

April 29—Kansas City, MO—The Truman*

April 30—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre*

May 3—St. Paul, MN—The Fitzgerald*

May 4—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall*

May 5—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall [SOLD OUT]*

May 6—Chicago, IL— Thalia Hall [SOLD OUT]*

May 8—Cincinnati, OH—Memorial Hall*

May 9—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall*

May 11—Detroit, MI—El Club [SOLD OUT]*

May 12—Toronto, ON—Danforth*

May 13—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Ballroom*

May 14—Norwalk, CT— Wall Street Theater*

May 15—Boston, MA—Royale*

May 17—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel*

May 18—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer*

May 19—Washington, DC—9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]*

May 20—Washington, DC—9:30 Club*

May 21—Saxapahaw, NC—Haw River Ballroom*

*with Wild Pink