We spoke with Carl Newman about lengthy tours, his band's career and making an album without Dan Bejar.
"World-renowned rock and roll singer" A.C. Newman (aka Carl Newman) shows a different side of the pornography world with his video for 'I'm Not Talking,' the latest single off the New Pornographers singer's solo album 'Shut Down the Streets.' Helmed by directing duo the General Assembly (Fruit Bats, Wombats), the clip finds Newman playing an acoustic guitar on the set of a faux '70s-era talk show, and the singer literally brings the host to tears.
The Pornographer doesn't fall far from the tree. To say that 'Shutdown the Streets,' the third solo record from New Pornographers frontman AC Newman, sounds like the Vancouver band's work is understatement -- yet at the same time, the album is thoroughly his own.