I’ve had A.C. Newman’s forthcoming album, Get Guilty (out Jan. 20), on repeat the past couple weeks — not only because I’m writing a review of it but also because it’s really, really good (I hope to be more eloquent with my vocabulary in the review).
Pitchfork’s Forkcast caught up with Newman and his band for a video of Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer for something called the “DUMBO Session.” (That’s short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Cute.)
While you ponder if Newman ever will write a bad song (he won’t), check the stick work on the drums. More drummers should make use of the rim on the snare drum â€“ a totally underrated piece of functional hardware on a kit.