The JamBase Podcast: Tim Heidecker

The JamBase Podcast: Tim Heidecker

The comedian/actor/singer-songwriter talks about his new album, ‘High University,’ and a lot much more.

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

Episode 142 of The JamBase Podcast, a spouse of the Osiris Media Community, attributes an interview with Tim Heidecker. JamBase’s Andy Kahn interviewed the comic/actor/singer-songwriter about his a short while ago unveiled studio album, Significant College.

Heidecker is perhaps best recognised for his comedy function with Eric Wareheim. They met even though attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia and went on to generate the commonly well-liked comedy duo Tim & Eric. In addition to his Tim & Eric perform, Heidecker has also appeared in numerous characteristic movies, together with Bridesmaids, The Comedy and Us. Heidecker is a co-host of the Place of work Hrs podcast and not long ago done a tour with Tim Heidecker & His Pretty Excellent Band. Each individual exhibit began with a set of comedy performed by Heidecker’s self-explained “No Additional Bullshit” stand-up character, adopted by a established with his band.

The tour was largely in guidance of Higher Faculty, which was launched in July on the Spacebomb file label. 1 of Kahn’s beloved albums of the year, the two discussed the a lot of relatable photographs and scenes Heidecker wrote about in the lyrics of the songs on the file. Both equally were 1990s substantial university graduates, Heidecker a couple of yrs more mature, and the job interview touched on the shared encounters though attending substantial university.

Heidecker was asked to talk about his superior school encounter and he talked about the types of routines he was interested in, like theater and web hosting a shut-circuit television present that was revealed at his college. He talked about his musical mentors and what kind of tunes he listened to. Heidecker talked over his family’s musical history and its impact on his taste. Heidecker was also questioned about his comedic influences and regardless of whether there was an overlap between them and the songs he listened to.

Heidecker’s comedy, and at situations his musical output comes from the viewpoint of a character or a persona, but that is not the scenario with the genuine and honest Significant School. A part of the job interview explored Heidecker’s separation of his comedy from his music and overcoming assumptions about every.

The interview touched on the recording system that resulted in High Faculty, beginning from an early session with Heidecker’s longtime collaborator, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. These early demos with Rado have been fleshed out with the assistance of Drew Erickson, who worked with Heidecker on his 2020 album, Dread Of Dying, that highlighted Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering. Heidecker discussed that it was Erickson’s suggestion that they strike up Mac DeMarco, who seems extensively throughout Higher University. Mac invited them to his studio and those periods unexpectedly became the basis for the album.

Two-time JamBase Podcast visitor Eric D. Johnson – of Fruit Bats and Bonny Mild Horseman – was then brought in to help Heidecker entire the tracks started off with Drew and Mac. Johnson’s tasteful embellishments are between the most integral features of the album, and his significant register vocals are usually elegant. Guitarist Kurt Vile also contributed to the keep track of “Sirens of Titan,” a person of various tunes on Substantial Faculty dotted with relatable cultural references.

Other matters that arrived up during the chat integrated the similarities between Heidecker’s group of lovers coming to his latest exhibits and the similarly connected fanbases of the Grateful Useless and Phish, the probability of additional dwell shows with his Pretty Fantastic Band, creating new songs from a submit-apocalyptic point of check out and considerably additional.

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