Rolling Stone “A.C. Newman pens melodies that seem to have sprung from the collective unconscious and then encases them in bright, lush power- pop arrangements.”
All Music Guide “A.C. Newman deserves every last bit of praise thrown his way. In a better world, he would be our Elton, our Todd, our McCartney.”
Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968) is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of those bands, he reemerged as the leader of The New Pornographers in 2000, a band who have enjoyed commercial and critical success. In 2004, Newman launched his solo career, performing as A.C. Newman. He has stated he chose “A.C.” for his solo career because “it sounded like a pseudonym, but it’s not a pseudonym.