The new New Man EP, The New New Man, is infectiously catchy, amusingly witty and pushing the boundaries of what you expect from a pop song. The kind of pop songs that are inspired by Harry Nilsson, XTC or Jellyfish. The kind of pop songs with squishy keyboards, race whistles and vocal layering abound. The New New Man is full of delightful surprises; unexpected but pleasing in every form.
Cody Newman, aka New Man, has always had a keen penchant for writing taut and infectious pop songs brimming with their own identity. Calling it "Power Pop" would be understandable because it's layered with harmonies and it's catchy as hell but it also isn't right.. as these songs flourish outside the rules of that genre. "Pop" means a million different things. "Indie Rock" is near meaningless. Maybe there's a Venn Diagram overlap with "Baroque Pop" and "The Beach Boys" and "Fun Beck-like Songs."
We won't go as far as to say that New Man lives outside of genre because that's absurd. As soon as you hear it, you'll know it. It's familiar and comfortable but it's never rote or predictable. The New New Man is absolutely brimming with fascinating arrangements, instrumentation and memorable moments. We can't wait for you to hear them all.