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.