You all know The New Pornographers and Carl Newman‘s solo work (under A.C., of course)…but have you heard Zumpano? This band just so happens to be Newman’s second band (his first was a covers band called Steel Heart), formed back in 1992. They released two full length LPs during the mid-nineties on Sub Pop to mild success.
As far as their sound is concerned, Zumpano is much more reminicient of Newman’s solo work than The New Pornos’, probably because of Neko’s absence. However, if you’re a fan of anything that Carl’s been a part of, you’ll definitely appreciate Zumpano.