Tim Heidecker has a new album in the works, but not the kind of album you might expect. Heidecker announced today that he’s made an LP called In Glendale, which will be released through Rado Records on Friday, May 20th. Heidecker calls it his “first record of somewhat earnest songwriting” – here’s more from the press release:
Today, Tim Heidecker is announcing his solo album, In Glendale, which will be released on 5/20 via Rado Records, the brand new Jagjaguwar imprint from Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. For the last decade, Tim Heidecker has proven to be one of our cult-comedy greats with his Adult Swim series Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories. Behind those empty, unflinching dada-comedy bot eyes, there’s a real man with all the regular feels. He resides on a hill in Glendale, CA, up to his armpits in diapers, bills, his mortgage, in the workaday life of a writer. It’s this pedestrian side of his life from which Heidecker pulls the fodder for the aptly titled In Glendale, his first earnest collection of songwriting under his full name. It’s a post-normcore delight of exuberant bar rock, morning after parlor ballads and tragicomic folk novelties. And, of course, because we are talking about a comedic legend in the making, humor remains core to this album, be it a deadpan domestic observation or that feeling that you’re on the outside of an inside joke. But then, you get the feeling that’s right where Heidecker wants you. Fans of Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, and Biff Rose should sit up and listen. There’s a new wry outlook on life in LA, and this one ain’t afraid to pick up some dog shit.
And here’s the very Glendale-themed track list:
01 In Glendale 02 Cleaning Up the Dog Shit 03 Work From Home 04 Ghost in My Bed 05 Good Looking Babies 06 When the Cash Runs Out 07 I Dare You to Watch Me Sleep 08 Central Air 09 I Saw Nicolas Cage 10 Ocean’s Too Cold
The LP is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and directly through the record label. Watch Heidecker make the big announcement above, then check out the official music video for the record’s title track below: