A.C. Newman, founding member and primary songwriter in the New Pornographers, had to get a few things off his chest before he and the band could make one of the most exuberant rock albums of the year, "Brill Bruisers" (Matador).
"The solo album I did in 2012 ('Shut Down the Streets'), I had to get out of my system," he says of an album that was the most introspective and personal of his career. "I would've felt full of (expletive) if I made this record ('Brill Bruisers') back then. It would've been a total lie. There was a ...
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