Canadian greats New Pornographers are are currently on short tour where they're playing two night stands in cities, with back-to-front performances of their 2001 album Mass Romantic and 2005's Twin Cinema on different nights. The shows are extra special in that they feature both Dan Bejar, who hasn't featured on a NP album since 2014's Brill Bruisers, and Neko Case, making for a rare convergence, along with AC Newman, of the group's primary creative forces and vocalists.
The tour hit NYC over the weekend at Webster Hall, with Friday getting Mass Romantic and Saturday getting Twin Cinema. Both shows featured almost identical second sets featuring "Myriad Harbour," "Champions of Red Wine," "Whiteout Conditions," "Brill Bruisers," and more. There were a few differences: Friday's show got Bejar's "Born with a Sound," while Saturday got his "War on the East Coast" as well as "The Laws Have Changed," which was on Friday's printed setlist but wasn't played.