A dazzling and intriguing collection of songs that are built to last, Continue as a Guest finds bandleader A.C. Newman and his compatriots Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, John Collins, Todd Fancey, and Joe Seiders exploring fresh territory and shattering the barriers of their collective comfort zone.
Along with Newman’s usual cast of collaborators, several songwriters contribute to the album in curious ways. Neko Case, who happened to be living just a short distance from Newman during lockdown, became an anchoring presence during most of the writing & recording sessions, contributing in all the ways you'd want a songwriter of Case's caliber to be involved. Standout track “Firework in the Falling Snow,” a pen pal-esque collaboration with Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13), hits with an equal mix of freshness & familiarity, like seeing your favorite painting from an angle you've never witnessed before. A noticeable sonic change also comes courtesy of saxophonist Zach Djanikian, whose tenor and bass tones luxuriate all over Continue as a Guest’s alluring chassis, especially on the menacing build of “Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies.”
Single LP on color-in-color vinyl (opaque green/translucent blue) in jacket w/ gold foil details & eurosleeve. Full album download included. Ltd edition. Indie Only.
Black vinyl in same packaging as the colored vinyl edition. Full album download included.