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The JamBase Podcast: Tim Heidecker

The JamBase Podcast: Tim Heidecker

The comic/actor/singer-songwriter talks about his new album, ‘High School,’ and substantially additional.

By Group JamBase Sep 22, 2022 12:00 pm PDT

Episode 142 of The JamBase Podcast, a associate of the Osiris Media Network, attributes an job interview with Tim Heidecker. JamBase’s Andy Kahn interviewed the comic/actor/singer-songwriter about his recently released studio album, Substantial College.

Heidecker is maybe greatest acknowledged for his comedy work with Eric Wareheim. They achieved although attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia and went on to make the greatly well-liked comedy duo Tim & Eric. In addition to his Tim & Eric operate, Heidecker has also appeared in a number of feature movies, including Bridesmaids, The Comedy and Us. Heidecker is a co-host of the Place of work Hours podcast and just lately finished a tour with Tim Heidecker & His Very Superior Band. Each and every show began with a established of comedy done by Heidecker’s self-described “No Much more Bullshit” stand-up character, adopted by a set with his band.

The tour was mainly in aid of Significant College, which was produced in July on the Spacebomb file label. One particular of Kahn’s preferred albums of the yr, the two talked about the quite a few relatable photos and scenes Heidecker wrote about in the lyrics of the tunes on the record. Both were being 1990s substantial school graduates, Heidecker a handful of decades more mature, and the interview touched on the shared ordeals while attending large faculty.

Heidecker was questioned to talk about his higher school experience and he talked about the types of routines he was fascinated in, like theater and internet hosting a closed-circuit television present that was shown at his university. He talked about his musical mentors and what kind of songs he listened to. Heidecker talked over his family’s musical qualifications and its influence on his flavor. Heidecker was also questioned about his comedic influences and regardless of whether there was an overlap among them and the tunes he listened to.

Heidecker’s comedy, and at situations his musical output arrives from the viewpoint of a character or a persona, but that is not the scenario with the legitimate and sincere Substantial University. A portion of the job interview explored Heidecker’s separation of his comedy from his music and conquering assumptions about just about every.

The job interview touched on the recording approach that resulted in Higher Faculty, beginning from an early session with Heidecker’s longtime collaborator, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. Those early demos with Rado have been fleshed out with the aid of Drew Erickson, who labored with Heidecker on his 2020 album, Panic Of Loss of life, that showcased Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering. Heidecker described that it was Erickson’s recommendation that they strike up Mac DeMarco, who seems thoroughly in the course of Substantial College. Mac invited them to his studio and people classes unexpectedly turned the foundation for the album.

Two-time JamBase Podcast guest Eric D. Johnson – of Fruit Bats and Bonny Mild Horseman – was then brought in to enable Heidecker total the tracks commenced with Drew and Mac. Johnson’s tasteful gildings are among the the most integral elements of the album, and his higher sign up vocals are usually chic. Guitarist Kurt Vile also contributed to the monitor “Sirens of Titan,” one of various music on Superior College dotted with relatable cultural references.

Other subjects that arrived up during the chat provided the similarities between Heidecker’s community of lovers coming to his the latest demonstrates and the in the same way connected fanbases of the Grateful Useless and Phish, the possibility of extra live displays with his Pretty Great Band, producing new tunes from a write-up-apocalyptic stage of watch and a lot extra.

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