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Shut Down The Streets Out Now

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Shut Down The Streets is finally here! AC Newman’s third full length record is now available in the US on CD, vinyl and digitally on iTunes.

Buy it from iTunes HERE (and receive a bonus track “Jacksboro”)
Amazon HERE
Matador HERE
Stream it on Rdio HERE

The album is out now in Canada via Last Gang Records and October 15 in the UK/EU on Fire Records.

As told to the the Huffington Post, AC Newman said of Shut Down The Streets:

Here is my album, Shut Down The Streets. Maybe you know me from The New Pornographers, and you may recognize Neko Case’s voice in these songs, you may even think “This one sounds so much like a New Pornographers song” and you may ask yourself “Who the hell are the New Pornographers?” All that aside, this album is all about birth, death, happiness and sadness, chronicling a time in my life where all those things had to learn to coexist side by side. There was that and a sudden obsession with the song “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty. That led to an obsession with the psychedelic sounds of the late 70s singer songwriter. So my most personal songs ever somehow made the most sense when I played them in a mutated version of an outdated style from my childhood. That’s just how things go.

Carl to Make Guest Appearance on “The Best Show” with Tom Scharpling

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Tune in to WFMU tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 9, to catch Carl on “The Best Show” with Tom Scharpling!

Stream Shut Down The Streets in Full

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AC Newman’s third full length, Shut Down the Streets, is not out until next Tuesday, but here is your chance to hear the album in its entirety exclusively via The Huffington Post!

If you haven’t already, pre-order it on iTunes HERE and receive the bonus track “Jacksboro”.

Shut Down The Streets Record Release Party

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AC Newman’s record release party in celebration of Shut Down The Streets will be held Monday, October 8, the day before the album is in stores and online everywhere.

The party, taking place at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn, will feature a live performance by AC Newman, drink specials, album giveaways and a chance to hear a playback of the album in full.

To get tickets to this exclusive event, visit www.brooklynvegan.com or purchase the album a weekend early at local NYC record stores while tickets last.

More details are below, followed by a beautiful short film by James Blose inspired by Shut Down The Streets.

AC Newman – “Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns”, The 2nd Song from ‘Shut Down The Streets’

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AC Newman has shared “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns”, the second song from his forthcoming album, Shut Down The Streets (out 10/9), featuring Neko Case on backing vocals. Click the HERE to download it for free.

Pre-order the album from iTunes and on release day you’ll receive the exclusive bonus track, “Jacksboro”.

AC Newman Interview with Pitchfork

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AC Newman talks to Pitchfork about his new album, Shut Down The Streets, out October 9. Read the interview HERE.

Pre-order Shut Down The Streets / More Album Details Revealed

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Shut Down The Streets, AC Newman’s third solo full length out October 9 on Matador, is available now for pre-order. The first 300 LPs ordered from the Matador store will receive limited colored vinyl. LP includes MP3 download.

Download the album’s first song, “I’m Not Talking”, for free by liking AC Newman’s Facebook page HERE. Stream it via youtube below.

Cover art and track listing are below.

1. I’m Not Talking
2. Do Your Own Time
3. You Could Get Lost Out Here
4. Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns
5. There’s Money In New Wave
6. Strings
7. Hostages
8. Wasted English
9. The Troubadour
10. They Should Have Shut Down The Streets

AC NEWMAN – FALL TOUR

10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)^
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s^
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church^
10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall^
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl^
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill^
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle^
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club^
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre^
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room^
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik^
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

^with special guest The Mynabirds
*with special guest Harriet

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.acnewman.net/

First Listen From AC Newman’s New Album, Shut Down the Streets

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The first song from AC Newman’s third solo full length, Shut Down the Streets, is called “I’m Not Talking”.  You can download it for free by liking AC Newman’s Facebook page HERE, or stream it via YouTube below.

In celebration of the album, AC Newman will tour this fall, commencing October 21 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON, and wrapping up November 14 at the Casbah in San Diego. For tickets and more information, visit www.acnewman.net

AC NEWMAN – FALL TOUR
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill

10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*

11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

*with special guest Harriet

Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train Soul Clap Dance Party

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AC Newman is participating as a guest judge for a dance-off during Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train Soul Clap Dance Party, taking place Saturday, August 18 in Kingston, NY.

The event – featuring a live set by Five Dollar Priest (with Grasshopper of Mercury Rev), DJ Jonathan Toubin and the aforementioned dance-off – will raise money for Toubin, who was severely injured in December 2011. Advance tickets are $5 HERE and $8 at the Door.

See the poster below for event details.

AC Newman Tour Update

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Two more AC Newman tour dates have been announced today:

11/5 – Starlite Room
Edmonton, AB
General on sale begins 8/10/2012

11/6 – Republik
Calgary, AB
General on sale begins 8/10/2012

The following shows announced yesterday and while they go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 10th, a limited amount of pre-sale tickets are available through http://event.etix.com

10/29 – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
St. Louis, MO
Pre-sale tickets available
General on sale begins 8/10/2012

11/1 – Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Pre-sale tickets available
General on sale begins 8/10/2012

11/3 – Amigo’s
Saskatoon, SK
Pre-sale tickets available
General on sale begins 8/10/2012