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A.C. Newman

Picking up precisely where his winning 2004 solo debut, The Slow Wonder, left off, New Pornographers leader Carl Newman (aka A.C.) has created another platter that sounds stripped-down next to the over-the-top bustle of his regular band. Still, there are…
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Music, The New Pornographers' Feel Good Rush

The New Pornographers' Feel Good Rush

A.C. Newman, the New Pornographers' driving force and principal songwriter, has a bone to pick with music critics who lump the band into the "power-pop" genre. "I'm not really sure what power-pop is," says Newman on the phone from his…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

What happens when AC Newman, leader of Vancouver quirk-pop outfit the New Pornographers, makes a solo record? Well, it sounds like the New Pornographers, but without Neko Case or Daniel Bejar fucking it up by cluttering the amazing melodies. (No…
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Music, Pinup Energy

Pinup Energy

"Aw, fuck off!" explodes Carl Newman, the singer/guitarist behind Vancouver pop combo the New Pornographers. He's just been informed that his band will have some stiff competition on its upcoming tour -- across Denver that same night another venue will…
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Music, The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers

Out of all the once-in-a-lifetime jams at this year's South by Southwest festival, the New Pornographers' show was the best. The band had just played its last song when lead singer and guitarist Carl Newman nervously stammered something into the…
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