A.C. Newman Biography
You might know A.C. Newman as Carl Newman, the spry redheaded leader of The New Pornographers. That band puts Newman’s brilliant songs in the hands of a varied crew of insanely talented pals; with 'The Slow Wonder,' Newman’s own talents take center stage, showcasing him as an classic, if eccentric, songwriter, part of a lineage that includes Ray Davies, Johnny Rivers, Harry Nilsson, Colin Blunstone, Dave Edmunds, Andy Partridge, Wayne Coyne, Ben Folds, Britt Daniel, or any other number of guys he doesn’t exactly sound like but with whom Carl could readily match wits.
A.C. Newman Bio from Discogs
A.C. Newman began his career as Carl Newman, playing in the grunge/pop group Superconducter through most of the 90s. He was the leader of Thee Crusaders as well. He also co-founded Zumpano, staying in the band until they broke up in 1996. In 1997 he founded the indie/pop supergroup The New Pornographers, for whom he is the primary songwriter, vocalist and musician.
After starting his solo career under the monicker of A.C. Newman in 2004, he has since continued to use this name to credit his involvement on other releases, claiming that he prefers the way that it sounds.
His wife, Christy Simpson, is the marketing manager for Matador Records to whom The New Pornographers are signed.