New Pornographers – “Challengers”

This isn’t the first song from The New Pornographers latest LP that immediately screams “video treatment.” As you’ll hear, if you haven’t already, this is one of the more delicate and deliberate songs from Carl, Neko and the gang. But it’s a great tune, and only confirms the growing suspicion that I misjudged the fourth LP wrongly. Seems like every song is a winner.

The video starts in an old-timey black and white couple on a couch and then Neko starts singing and her hair turns a gorgeous shade of autumn and then color bleeds everywhere. How very Pleasantville? Anyway Carl and Kathryn join her for some harmonies, pickin’ and piano playing.

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