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 of his second solo album Get Guilty. Today, via Matador Records’ Intended Play sampler for Fall ’08, we get an early listen of Guilty’s bright opening track. At two minutes forty seconds, “There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve” is the shortest song on the record, built around a stately riff that sounds like some imagined indie-pop national anthem. Drummer Jon Wurster (Mountain Goats), Nicole Atkins, and Mates Of State assist on the album, possibly on this very tune!

A.C. Newman – “There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve” (MP3)

For old times’ sake, from The Slow Wonder

A.C. Newman – “Miracle Drug” (MP3)
A.C. Newman – “Drink To Me Babe Then” (MP3)

Get Guilty is out on Matador Records 1/20. A.C. will be previewing new tunes on 11/15 at The Bell House in Brooklyn.