So let me set the scene. I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. Thursday afternoon, and this song came up on the random shuffle. Nice. I was quickly reminded just how much I liked Newman’s 2004 solo debut The Slow Wonder. And here is why: While I really enjoy most everything The New Pornographers have released, I sometimes feel like I need to be amped on powerful high-grade amphetamines while listening to their music just to keep up. Not a bad thing if that’s your bag, but it can be a little unnerving at times depending on your mood.

And then there is The Slow Wonder. Newman’s solo album sacrifices none of the quality of his work with the Pornographers, and yet takes it down a few notches on the mellow scale. Check it.

MP3: A.C. Newman :: Drink To Me Babe, Then
Amazon: A.C. Newman :: The Slow Wonder
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