Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
I would describe Newman as something of a tinkerer when it comes to the songs he writes and the way he performs them. While he could easily play a straight 3 minute pop ditty, he rarely plays anything straight. Just listen to the number of changes in a song like "Submarines of Stockholm." It's full of stops, starts, and tempo changes, and includes more than a few non-standard instruments, by which I mean something other than guitar/bass/drums. From everything I've heard, A.C. Newman isn't satisfied with perfectly normal. He likes to kick things around a bit and make them a little more unique. Get Guilty is as fine a set of indie pop tunes as you're likely to find anywhere.
Baleeted? No. You never delete anything A.C. Newman is involved in. You just don't.