This has unusual transitions, progressions, timing, and has a gentle intimacy that contrasts well with the typical New Pornographers harmonies in the later sections. Possibly my favorite of their work.
We just saw the NPs on Tuesday in Ithaca. Good show, as usual. No Neko, but tons of Bejar. They also played this song, which is so great. 'Challengers' is not their best album, but I feel like it's underrated, or at least the best stuff on it (like this song) is underrated.