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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 iconic New York City structure (you can see photos of that performance here). Now you can watch that entire concert via NPR’s Front Row series. In addition to that footage,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

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 form of satisfaction, more so than, ‘I’m happy because people are cheering for me.'”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014 - 12:06 pm

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 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: 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 New Pornographers’ just-announced album, Brill Bruisers. Barry’s relationship with the New Pornographers was made clear in Todd Scharpling’s genius video for “Moves” (as you can see above, he played a… More »

By: 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 A.C. Newman contributing a song to the soundtrack of The Walking Dead. Newman has tempered his natural instincts toward chipperness on his contribution, a cover of Bill Fay’s 1970’s folk-po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm

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 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 »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / October 11, 2013 - 1:03 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 I Fight, The More I Love You, with some support from fellow New Pornographer, A.C. Newman. Playing to a nearly sold out audience Case worked through a long set of… More »

By: 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 below. More »

By: 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 featuring Neko Case — and today he posted the entire record online. Head below to hear it. More »

By: 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, things have slowed down a bunch. But even in the off-weeks, there are plenty of absorbing visions floating around out there, and we’ve got five of them below… More »

By: 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 slice of that record available to download, the bouncing “Encyclopedia Of Takedowns,” which features fellow New Pornographer Neko Case. Nab it below. More »

By: 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 bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: 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 fall, he’ll release Shut Down The Streets, his third solo album. Its first single is the lush, contemplative opening track “I’m Not Talking,” and you can download it below. More »

By: 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, Bill Callahan, Bradford Cox, Greg Dulli. And now we can add New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman to that list, as he recently sat down to do a live-in-studio version of… More »

By: 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 this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador’s three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here’s a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: 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 how he harvests and preps maple syrup on his property. As the article says, he and his wife Christy tapped seven trees on their property, which gave them 2-3 gallo… More »

By: 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 May, with its core crew (A.C. Newman, Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, and Blaine Thurier) bolstered by the came talents of Annie Clark,… More »

By: 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 place with his increasingly frequent vocal sidekick Nicole Atkins. (The pair were at Ed Sullivan Theatre together previously as part of the indie rock choir, they played A.C.’s album release… More »

By: 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. This one is special because it benefits the destitute shareholders of the Starbucks corporation, which now qualifies as a post-economic meltdown charity case. The tracklist is tight. Not all the… More »

By: 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 business of selling music. Basically the best business plan imaginable in 2009, good job guys. Starbucks will soon fill their diminishing inventory space with another Sweetheart compilation, asking some noteworthy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2009 - 2:51 pm
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