What are your favorite songs or albums about cities?
In Glendale
dee3nahDeenah Vollmer
Tim Heidecker from Tim and Eric is Making Music Now, and It's Not a Joke From What I Can Tell. Hey, I live really close to Glendale. 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. Today, we're sharing the video for the title track, "In Glendale," which sets the scene for the record.