As if it were even possible, Carl Newman (of The New Pornographers fame for those of you living under a rock) has found a way to top his first solo effort, 2004’s The Slow Wonder. With the same whimsical lyrics and reinventive melodies, the creative indie-king from our neighbor’s to the north, has created what I am already seriously considering the album of next year (which is a bit premature I kn0w). All I can really do is implore….nay, BEG, that you do yourself a favor and listen to “Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer” and “Prophets”. Then, maybe, you will understand the genius that is A.C. Newman, and you will be first in line to grab a copy of Get Guilty, which drops on 1/20/09 on Matador. Until then, enjoy these two tracks and don’t say I didn’t get you all something for Christmas.
By the way, he’s only the second coolest after Claire’s sister, Tessa, who just so happens to be the coolest 14 year old on the planet.