We’re pleased to confirm — after other outlets have done so, natch — a January 20, 2008 release date for the LP/CD/digital album ‘Get Guilty’, the 2nd full-length from A.C Newman, the Vancouver-to-Brooklyn transplant best known to most of us as the primary mind & voice behind The New Pornographers. The first A.C. Newman album, 2004’s ‘The Slow Wonder’ was awfully well received but we’re confident ‘Get Guilty’ raises the bar on Carl Newman’s songwriting prowess even higher. We’re talking about a guy we already consider to be one of his generation’s most accomplished pop composers, and suffice to say we consider ourselves crazy lucky he’s got more skills & ideas than can be confined in one project.
We’re a couple of weeks off from making an MP3 available, however said legal leakage will be part of Matador’s upcoming Fall 2008 Intended Play digital sampler (more news on that to follow).
‘Get Guilty’ (OLE 834-1,2) was recorded during ’08 at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge with Phil Palazzo. . Along with the dozen or so other players Carl roped into this affair, the album also features cameos from Jon Wurster (Superchunk), Mates Of State and Nicole Atkins.
Much of the ‘Get Guilty’ contents will receive their live debut on November 15, when A.C. Newman takes to the stage of The Bell House (Brooklyn).