It's kind of common knowledge that Canada's The New Pornographers are amassed from a series of prominent solo artists and band members from other bands and the like and yet, besides that fact I've never really heard a lot of work from them which when A.C. Newman announced his first single off his third solo album Shut Down the Sheets, I set out to change that.
If you fancy yourself a fan of The New Pornographers there's little links that are sure to delight you - like very Pornographers-esque harmonies (I think Newman might've even had some of them guest on the album). Other than that the track is just swell, a sort of calm, rambling downbeat pop number that's none too flashy but still manages to get stuck in your ear-pipes.
So while the New Pornographers are on hiatus for the time being, discover some new music from the members. It's a great way to pass the time. Hear A.C. Newman's "I'm Not Talking":