The New Pornographers – Continue As A Guest (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Indie Exclusive) (Green & Blue Vinyl)
New sealed copy. Merge Peak Series indie record store exclusive limited edition on blue & green coloured vinyl.
Continue as a Guest is the ninth studio album by indie rock group the New Pornographers, released on March 31, 2023. The album was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring band leader and album producer A. C. Newman to work virtually with his bandmates and rely on them recording in other studios and only occasionally recording in-person with fellow musicians. His process included listening to earlier albums by the band backwards and also interpolating unreleased tracks to make new songs out of them, resulting in a co-writing credit for former band member Dan Bejar. This is the first release by The New Pornographers to feature outside songwriters, with Newman collaborating with Sadie Dupuis via Twitter and also includes Philadelphia-based saxophonist Zach Djanikian, whom Newman was introduced to by some comedian friends. This is the band's first recording for Merge Records and was preceded by the singles "Really Really Light" on January 10, "Angelcover" on February 16, and "Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies" on March 7. On this album, principal songwriter Newman sought to expand the band's sound, incorporating both the polished pop music that they are known for as well as more "angular" and "almost abrasive" elements to their style.
A1 Really Really Light
A2 Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies
A3 Cat And Mouse With The Light
A4 Last And Beautiful
A5 Continue As A Guest
B1 Bottle Episodes
B2 Marie And The Undersea
B4 Firework In The Falling Snow
B5 Wish Automatic Suite