My Top 1000 Songs #237: The Laws Have Changed

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

The New Pornographers have a (fantastic) new album out; check it out on Bandcamp! Meanwhile, here's an old favorite, off their 2nd LP, 2003's Electric Version. A wickedly infectious baroque pop tune, it's a showcase for both A.C. Newman's delightfully catchy but unpredictable, too-complicated-for-power-pop indie rock, and the vocal interplay between Newman and Americana living legend Neko Case. "Form a line to the throne!"

Here's the wildly fun video (not the real band):
The actual band, live (at 13:43 in the concert):