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“It’s my favorite part of being a musician, making records,” Carl Newman says. “There’s the satisfaction of ‘we made this.’ It feels like the purest form of satisfaction, more so than, ‘I’m happy because people are cheering for me.'”… More »

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL’s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

By 2000, American fans of indie music had become well accustomed to great acts bussed in from Canada. From the emphatic brilliance of the criminally underrated Sloan to the majestic lo-fi fuzz rock folk of Eric’s Trip, the Northern Invasion that now buffets our borders was already well on course. Still practically no one wa… More »

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Watch New Pornographers’ Brill Building Concert And Funny Or Die’s Sketch With A.C. Newman

The New Pornographers have been all about the Brill Building this year. They named their new album Brill Bruisers, and they recently performed in the…
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Listen To A.C. Newman On The Todd Barry Podcast

In addition to his standup and TV work, Todd Barry also hosts his own podcast. Recently he brought on A.C. Newman to talk about the…
Miles Bowe | June 11, 2014 - 11:35 am

A.C. Newman – “Be Not So Fearful” (Bill Fay Cover)

You wouldn't expect there to be much crossover between grim, violent, zombie-apocalypse scenarios and warm, sprightly power-pop, and yet here we have New Pornographers frontma…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Photos: Neko Case, A.C. Newman @ Radio City Music Hall, NY 9/26/13

Neko Case stopped by Radio City Music Hall last night while touring her newest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder
Miles Bowe | September 27, 2013 - 12:47 pm

A.C. Newman – “I’m Not Talking” Video

A.C. Newman gets real raw and emotional with a talk show host in the clip for "I'm Not Talking." The General Assembly directs. Watch it…
Corban Goble | November 30, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Stream A.C. Newman Shut Down The Streets

New Pornographer A.C. Newman has got a new album coming out -- we've already heard "I'm Not Talking" and "Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns," the latter…
Corban Goble | October 2, 2012 - 1:17 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, thing…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2012 - 11:16 am

A.C. Newman – “Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns” (Feat. Neko Case)

Earlier this summer we heard "I'm Not Talking," the thoughtful opening track from A.C. Newman's forthcoming Shut Down The Streets. Now, he's got another vibrant…
Corban Goble | September 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

A.C. Newman – “I’m Not Talking”

When he's not busy with the chaotic power-pop collective that he ostensibly leads, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman releases music under his own name. Thi…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 10:22 am

A.C. Newman Covers Leonard Cohen

Lately, in the wake of the master's triumphantly bedraggled new album Old Ideas, lots of people have been covering Leonard Cohen: Cass McCombs, Field Music,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It'll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vega…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Carl Newman’s 10 Steps to Making Maple Syrup

Carl Newman lives in Woodstock, N.Y., but it really feels like a call back to his Canadian roots when he shows the New York Times
jessica | May 28, 2010 - 9:24 am

The New Pornographers – “Your Hands (Together)”

Pair this off with Friday's taste from post-millennial indie rock's other most visible Canadian collective. The New Pornographers' anticipated forthcoming fifth-length Together is due i…
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2010 - 9:25 am

A.C. Newman Brings Nicole Atkins And “Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer” To Letterman

While fellow Pornographer Neko Case was warming up for a show at Times Square's Nokia Theater last night, Carl Newman was across town at Letterman'…
Amrit Singh | April 14, 2009 - 11:09 am

New A.C. Newman – “Take On Me” (A-ha Cover)

Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Sing Our Favorite Long Songs is the latest in the line of blockbuster compilations that's been crowding up your RSS feeds.
Amrit Singh | February 10, 2009 - 12:48 pm

Death Cab, Dept Of Eagles Do Starbucks Covers Comp

Refresher: Starbucks is a company that is in the business of selling $5 cups of coffee. Starbucks is also a company that is in the…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2009 - 2:51 pm