Mr. Manager is making the switch to Mr. Musician.
On Tuesday night, “Arrested Development” and “Juno” actor Michael Cera quietly released the 18-track true that. This isn’t his first venture into music — he played with indie group Mister Heavenly a few years back — but it marks his first solo effort.
And he released it on his bandcamp in an I’ll-just-leave-this-here kind of way, with no promotion of any kind. Very Cera-esque, as is the album itself.
Only two songs on the lo-fi project are longer than three minutes (by a few seconds) with a handful coming in under a minute. It’s experimental, playful, lax and fun — exactly what you would expect a Michael Cera album to sound like. A standout is a beautiful cover of Blaze Foley’s “Clay Pigeons.”
No matter what the critics have to say, Jonah Hill was quick to show his support for his pal on Twitter:
My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco
— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) August 13, 2014