A.C. Newman

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Interview

An Annotated Media Guide To The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman

"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…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Interview

A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice’s Janessa Slater

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…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 12:56 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | October 11, 2013 - 1:03 pm

More A.C. Newman stories

Watch A.C. Newman Cameo In A Drunk History Sketch About Thomas Edison

The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman guest starred on Comedy Central's Drunk History last night. As Pitchfork points out, Newman played the role of Thomas Edison…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 12, 2015 - 10:02 am

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

Interview

A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice’s Janessa Slater

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…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 12:56 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 frontman…
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

Straight To Video

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, things…
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

Monthly Mix

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. This…
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 Vegas…
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 in…
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's…
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

New A.C. Newman Live Video – “The Changeling (Get Guilty)” (DUMBO Session)

DUMBO is a pretty (and now pretty expensive) area of Brooklyn shadowed by bridges. It's where the DUMBO Sessions are recorded. You might recall Department…
Brandon Stosuy | January 20, 2009 - 9:44 am

New A.C. Newman – “Submarines Of Stockholm”

So far A.C. Newman's offered a listen to "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve" from his forthcoming second solo album Get Guilty. Like much of…
Brandon Stosuy | December 9, 2008 - 4:32 pm

A.C. Newman Covers The Go-Betweens

New Pornographer A.C. (Carl) Newman's pop-drenched Get Guilty, the followup to 2004's Slow Wonder, is out at the beginning of '09. You've already heard the…
Brandon Stosuy | November 19, 2008 - 9:53 am

New A.C. Newman – “There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve”

Now that the New Pornos have rocked Australia and New Zealand on the final leg of their Challengers tour, Carl Newman is prepping the release…
Scott Lapatine | October 30, 2008 - 7:18 pm

A.C. Newman’s Get Guilty Album Art

This morning Matablog set forth some details on the second solo effort from Porn maestro A.C. Newman. The follow-up to 2004's revisit-worthy, pop-lovely The Slow
Amrit Singh | September 24, 2008 - 10:09 am

Will Sheff And Carl Newman Try Out “Lost Coastlines”

Okkervil River's kicking off a new series of performances, to be added over time to their YouTube channel, featuring songs from the prematurely approved The
Amrit Singh | August 19, 2008 - 8:07 am

Canadian Indie Rockers Tell You How To Live Your Life

Not generally. Generally they just shape our lives by being arty and so great to listen to while wearing our tight jeans and other stereotypical…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2008 - 6:37 pm

New New Pornographers Video – “Challengers”

The New Pornogaphers recently had their induction into the Patsavas playlist when "Challengers" played during a romantic, show-closing scene on the show soundtracked by your
Stereogum | October 12, 2007 - 2:51 pm

Feist Gets Folks From Broken Social Scene, The National, Grizzly Bear, The New Pornographers, Mates Of State, And Nicole Atkins To Dress In White And Perform “1234” On Letterman

While our tech people are determining if that is the most post-title-characters in Stereogum history, set aside a few minutes and enjoy the spectacle: Feist…
Stereogum | August 28, 2007 - 9:21 am
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