December 10 street date. Matador Records celebrates the 21st anniversary of The New Pornographers' debut record and breakout, "Mass Romantic", with a limited-edition LP reissue. The album - clocking three singers and 12 effervescent and undeniable power-pop gems - will return to us on red vinyl and will include a bonus 7", "Letter From An Occupant", which includes two rare B-sides, "The End of Medicine" and "When I Was a Baby". What's more, The New Pornographers will tour the U.S. and Canada this fall playing a series of two-night stands - performing "Mass Romantic" in its entirety on the first night and running down the equally outstanding "Twin Cinema" (2005) on the next. Throughout this trip, the band's lineup will feature AC Newman, Dan Bejar, Joe Seiders, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, and Todd Fancey.
Available now. Now back in print, "Twin Cinema" is the third album from Vancouver pop maestros The New Pornographers. The album features Neko Case and Dan Bejar (Destroyer) as well as vocalists Kathryn Calder and Nora O'Connor. Fans of "Mass Romantics" kinkiness will find immediate appeal, as will those partial to "Electric Version"'s drive. Yet the songs on "Twin Cinema" veer more toward the rocking and the personal than the sugar of the earlier work. Chief singer/songwriter A.C. Newman has absorbed not just the mechanics of classic song writing - but the heart, while indulging his admiration of demented current bands like Fiery Furnaces and Frog Eyes. Expect to hear influences from the Moody Blues, Tubeway Army, Wings, Eno, the Stranglers, 10cc and other greats, all filtered through Newman's warped worldview.