Mass Romantic snuck out into an unsuspecting world on Oct. And the world yawned. Here was a debut released on a small Canadian label called Mint Records, from a gang out of Vancouver, B. The guy from Zumpano and Superconductor was Carl Newman, the mastermind of the project.
MAGNET Classics: The New Pornographers’ “Mass Romantic”
MAGNET Classics: The New Pornographers' "Mass Romantic" - Magnet Magazine
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Of the myriad reasons my mids high school years seem, in retrospect, pretty goddamn embarrassing, my obsessive love of Britpop Of the myriad reasons my mids high school years seem, in retrospect, pretty goddamn embarrassing, my obsessive love of Britpop ranks high. Sure, my tawdry affair with the genre was spawned from an admiration of great bands like Blur, The Stone Roses, and The Smiths.
Mass Romantic is a barnstorming debut from the New Pornographers, a collection of Vancouver-based indie rockers. With chief songwriting duties falling into the hands of Destroyer 's Dan Bejar and Zumpano 's Carl Newman , the album displays a decidedly power pop form of indie rock. Guitars wail and ratchet as keyboards swirl toward every direction of the compass. The vocals, handled by Bejar , Newman , drummer Kurt Dahl, and alt-country star Neko Case , are sung in a style that delivers maximum catchiness.