The New Pornographers (or, as someone on ILX suggested calling them, The 'Nups -- I like that!) have had a banner year. New album Twin Cinema claimed spots on an array of best of 2005 lists and was a fantastic breakout record. Not everyone agrees, though -- I have a friend who likens listening to the multi-layered, cacophonous pop insanity of The New Pornographers as something akin to going slightly mad. I myself do not think this is a bad thing.
Here's two b-sides for you from the "Letter From an Occupant" single, circa the Mass Romantic era.
The New Pornographers -- When I Was a Baby
The New Pornographers -- The End of Medicine (early version)
(The entire New Pornographers discography is available at Insound. Look for them on tour this spring with label-mates Belle and Sebastian.)