Watch AC Newman’s eventful visit to the Brill Building over on Funny Or Die!
The Jake Fogelnest directed video also features Anthony Atamanuik and Julie Klausner.
AC Newman will be answering your questions live on Twitter from @TheNewPornos account on Monday, 8/25 at 1:30pm ET. Tweet your questions with #AskTheNewPs.
Check out the conversation here.
A.C. Newman scored the new Daniel Radcliffe film What If, out in the US on August 8th. The soundtrack, which is now available, features 13 tracks by Newman as well as tracks by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Patrick Watson, Marsha Hunt, and the Parting Gifts. Get it here.
Michael Dowse, who directed the film, also directed the music videos for The New Pornographers’ “Letter From an Occupant” and “The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism”. Full tracklist below:
1. The Parting Gifts: (Walkin’ Through The) Sleepy City
2. A.C. Newman: The Ballad Of Wallace And Chantry
3. A.C. Newman: At The Movies, In The Changing Room
4. A.C. Newman: Just Walking To The Dress Shop
5. A.C. Newman: Hospital Happiness
6. Patrick Watson: Into Giants
7. A.C. Newman: Dropping Chantry Off
8. A.C. Newman: Beach Bummer
9. A.C. Newman: Chantry’s Ticket
10. Marsha Hunt: (Oh No! Not) The Beast Day
11. A.C. Newman: Making A List
12. A.C. Newman: Last Minute Travel Plans
13. A.C. Newman: Punched Out In Dublin
14. A.C. Newman: Booking It Back
15. A.C. Newman: Diner Drag
16. A.C. Newman: Packing With Dalia
17. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Let’s Get High
AC Newman will be the musical guest on Night Train ft. Wyatt Cenac and Sheng Wang!
The show is at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on June 16th. Start time: 8pm EST.
Tickets available here.
A.C. Newman’s 2013 release ‘Shut Down the Streets’ was nominated for a Juno! See the full nomination list here: http://bit.ly/LNu1Ag
Check out the official video for AC Newman’s “I’m Not Talking”, the first track off Shut Down the Streets.
“There are some bands that are on stage and some that own it. A.C. Newman falls into the latter category, hands down with a quiet but commanding stage presence.”
– City Pages Minneapolis
AC Newman live:
The Biltmore Cabaret
Doug Fir Lounge
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
In case you missed it, check out The New York Times‘ review of A.C. Newman’s Shut Down the Streets:
As the main songwriter in the New Pornographers, along with his solo albums and past bands dating back to the 1990s, A. C. Newman has been so prolific that he risks being taken for granted: He’s the guy who can always spin out hummable pop melodies that would be right at home in the ’60s or ’70s, whether or not he matches them to lyrics that add up. But Shut Down the Streets (Matador/Last Gang) takes an extra step toward the heartfelt: “Is it too much to lose, or too little left to live for?” he sings in “Wasted English.” The melodies are still there, from gently scalloped waltzes to hearty power-pop choruses, and there’s a new layer of polish on the arrangements: intros that establish atmosphere along with hooks, richer and more elegant instrumental blends, the self-effacing vocal harmonies of Neko Case from the New Pornographers. And especially in “They Should Have Shut Down the Streets,” which mourns the death of his mother, Mr. Newman comes through as less facile or defensive, more open. It’s a tipping point.
The album is available on iTunes HERE
AC Newman talk to MTV Hive about Shut Down The Streets being his “’most personal record’ to date”. Read the whole interview HERE.
Then head to the Village Voice HERE to read a hilarious round of “Reviewing the Reviews”.