.

New Pornographers Plot Album, Solo LPs for Neko Case and A.C. Newman

December 1, 2008 3:13 PM ET

The members of Canadian power-pop crew the New Pornographers are keeping plenty busy these days. Singer-guitarist Carl "A.C." Newman will release his second solo album, Get Guilty, on January 20th. And in March, singer Neko Case will put out her latest set of country-pop tunes. Titled Middle Cyclone, the disc features an all-star crew of guests including the Band's Garth Hudson, M. Ward and many of her New Pornographers bandmates, in addition to her five-piece backing band. "Whenever I'd hear a musician was in town, I'd be like 'Get 'em down here!' " says Case.

Case also tells Rolling Stone that the New Pornographers are prepping their follow-up to last year's Challengers. The group plans to start recording early next year. (There is no tentative release date slotted, however, according to the band's label, Matador Records.) "Carl told me the other day he's got a bunch of demos for the new record," she says, "So I'll be getting those pretty soon, and we'll probably start working on that in the new year."

Related Stories:
New Pornographers Live at All Points West
Album Review: New Pornographers, Challengers
Pornographers Get Rolling

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com