A.C Newman of The New Pornographers has stepped out to release his third solo album this fall titled Shut Down The Streets. The first single and first track can be heard below and of course you can hear an appearance from Neko Case who always adds nice flavors to any song she appears on.
The feel for the new album has been inspired by “classic ‘70s folk and pop songwriters ranging from Gerry Rafferty to “Daylight Katy”-period Gordon Lightfoot, Newman harnesses lush sonics and sweeping string and synth backgrounds”. All of this is on display with “I’m Not Talking” which starts out very atmospheric before taking a left turn for more cheery avenues.
01. I’m Not Talking
02. Do Your Own Time
03. You Could Get Lost
04. Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns
05. There’s Money In New Wave
08. Wasted English
09. The Troubadour
10. They Should Have Shut Down The Streets
Shut Down The Streets is out October 9th on Matador Records