July 22, 2004

the laws have changed

The magic in this track is Neko Case's voice - singing hard and high - in a register that is far from natural for her. At the points where her vocal is multi-tracked the song really comes to life for me. Carl Newman uses her voice to perfection dressing it with a 60's backbeat, the jangly twang of guitars, and a simple organ melody. For me this is the highlight of The New Pornographers second CD Electric Version.

+ the laws have changed mp3


  1. Anonymous5:20:00 PM

    Isn't this track from 'Electric Version'?

  2. Yeah, it is on Electric Version. The Mary Martin Show, and To Wild Homes, which I bring up only because they are totally dope, are on Mass Romantic.