The New Pornographers recently released their new album Twin Cinema to outstanding reviews. I've been lusting after other things recently, but I think this video is totally worth it if only for the cameo. (Be warned: real player file). Windows media file at slightly lower quality.
Additionally, the New Pornographers come to Madison.
Twin Cinema is a delicious record. I'm going to go on a limb and say it is their best. Typically that doesn't happen with bands, I'm sure you've always heard the "their new stuff sucks, but their old stuff was great" sort of line. But not this. It's a must get.
Unfortunately, no Ms. Neko Case in the video. Apparently she is touring with the band right now, and that alone would be worth the price of admission to see the show. The voice of angels. No kidding.
Also, Decemberists are coming soon to town. Not to mention Mr. Ben Folds.