The comic/actor/singer-songwriter talks about his new album, ‘Excessive Faculty,’ and far more.
Episode 142 of The JamBase Podcast, a accomplice of the Osiris Media Community, options an interview with Tim Heidecker. JamBase’s Andy Kahn interviewed the comic/actor/singer-songwriter about his just lately launched studio album, Excessive Faculty.
Heidecker is probably greatest recognized for his comedy work with Eric Wareheim. They met whereas attending school at Temple College in Philadelphia and went on to create the broadly widespread comedy duo Tim & Eric. Along with his Tim & Eric work, Heidecker has additionally appeared in a number of characteristic movies, together with Bridesmaids, The Comedy and Us. Heidecker is a co-host of the Workplace Hours podcast and just lately accomplished a tour with Tim Heidecker & His Very Good Band. Every present started with a set of comedy carried out by Heidecker’s self-described “No Extra Bullshit” stand-up character, adopted by a set along with his band.
The tour was largely in assist of Excessive Faculty, which was launched in July on the Spacebomb file label. Certainly one of Kahn’s favourite albums of the yr, the 2 mentioned the numerous relatable photographs and scenes Heidecker wrote about within the lyrics of the songs on the file. Each had been Nineteen Nineties highschool graduates, Heidecker a number of years older, and the interview touched on the shared experiences whereas attending highschool.
Heidecker was requested to speak about his highschool expertise and he talked concerning the forms of actions he was taken with, like theater and internet hosting a closed-circuit tv present that was proven at his college. He talked about his musical mentors and what sort of music he listened to. Heidecker mentioned his household’s musical background and its affect on his style. Heidecker was additionally requested about his comedic influences and whether or not there was an overlap between them and the music he listened to.
Heidecker’s comedy, and at instances his musical output comes from the perspective of a personality or a persona, however that’s not the case with the real and honest Excessive Faculty. A portion of the interview explored Heidecker’s separation of his comedy from his music and overcoming assumptions about every.
The interview touched on the recording course of that resulted in Excessive Faculty, ranging from an early session with Heidecker’s longtime collaborator, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. These early demos with Rado had been fleshed out with the help of Drew Erickson, who labored with Heidecker on his 2020 album, Worry Of Demise, that featured Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering. Heidecker defined that it was Erickson’s suggestion that they hit up Mac DeMarco, who seems extensively all through Excessive Faculty. Mac invited them to his studio and people periods unexpectedly grew to become the idea for the album.
Two-time JamBase Podcast visitor Eric D. Johnson – of Fruit Bats and Bonny Gentle Horseman – was then introduced in to assist Heidecker full the tracks began with Drew and Mac. Johnson’s tasteful elaborations are among the many most integral facets of the album, and his excessive register vocals are usually chic. Guitarist Kurt Vile additionally contributed to the monitor “Sirens of Titan,” one among a number of songs on Excessive Faculty dotted with relatable cultural references.
Different matters that got here up through the chat included the similarities between Heidecker’s group of followers coming to his latest reveals and the equally related fanbases of the Grateful Useless and Phish, the potential for extra dwell reveals along with his Very Good Band, writing new songs from a post-apocalyptic viewpoint and far more.
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