Kudos to Will Oliver of the always fantastic music blog We All Want Someone To Shout For for bringing this new A.C. Newman song to my attention. A song off of his upcoming album, Shut Down The Streets (Out October 9th on Matador Records), “Encylcopedia of Classic Takedowns” buzzes with a Danger Mouse-esque production (think Brothers, his fantastic collaboration with The Black Keys) with vocals that waver between Phil Lynott braggadocio and Zero 7’s clever male-female harmonizing supplied by (bandmate in New Pornagraphers) Neko Case. Definitely a shot in the arm for your 2012 record collection. Plus, what a title. “I’m Not Talking” slows things down a bit, but features a beautiful horn melody and an expansive arrangement that keeps the moody synths floating in the background while instruments swirl in and out of the Wall of Sound production.
Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns – A.C. Newman
I’m Not Talking – A.C. Newman
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