Our good friends at Matador gave us a special Christmas present this year. They sent us a leak of A.C. Newman's new album Get Guilty. It doesn't even come out until January 20th, 2009. Six whole weeks? Now THAT is a proper leak! Well, until Inauguration Day comes and you can purchase it for yourself, or you get your grubby little hands on it in other unconscionable methods of which we do NOT approve, we'll give you a little taste.
The only details I know so far: It was recorded during the summer of 2008 at Brooklyn's Seaside Lounge with Phil Palazzolo. Guest musicians include: Jon Wurster (Superchunk/ Mountain Goats), Mates of State and Nicole Atkins. I can already say I'm pretty sure I like Get Guilty more than his wildly-praised 2004 release The Slow Wonder. And that's saying a lot-- Slow Wonder was one of my favorite records of 2004. In the next couple weeks, we'll review the entire album properly, but for now, take these new tracks:
MP3: A.C. Newman - Submarines Of Stockholm
MP3: A.C. Newman - There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve
The "Maybe Ten or Twelve" track is generously available off A.C.'s website, where you can PRE-ORDER the album. If you pre-order, you get $3 off the CD price, AND you can immediately download Newman's cover of the Go-Between's "Love Goes On".