11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heidecker & Wood are the duo of comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker (Bridesmaids, Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist on the Awesome Show, Davin Wood. Together they traipse through the styles of rock ’n’ roll they grew up with: goofing on its clichés, pointing out its ludicrous moments and its odd choices. Many of the songs here will remind fans of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Elton John and the incongruous sounds that made the music what it was. The lyrics lead to often very different conclusions, and the hooks are usually a bit too catchy. “Cocaine” is a cross-country look at “snow.” “Getaway Man” is a tribute to the less-celebrated member of a crime team. Horns, backup singers, and all the hallmarks of the era’s overproduction come shining through. Piano ballads (“Coming Home”) or Meat Loaf–type grandiosity (“Sunday Man”) make this both a humorous collection of its own and a loving parody to the people who made the music the first time around.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heidecker & Wood are the duo of comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker (Bridesmaids, Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist on the Awesome Show, Davin Wood. Together they traipse through the styles of rock ’n’ roll they grew up with: goofing on its clichés, pointing out its ludicrous moments and its odd choices. Many of the songs here will remind fans of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Elton John and the incongruous sounds that made the music what it was. The lyrics lead to often very different conclusions, and the hooks are usually a bit too catchy. “Cocaine” is a cross-country look at “snow.” “Getaway Man” is a tribute to the less-celebrated member of a crime team. Horns, backup singers, and all the hallmarks of the era’s overproduction come shining through. Piano ballads (“Coming Home”) or Meat Loaf–type grandiosity (“Sunday Man”) make this both a humorous collection of its own and a loving parody to the people who made the music the first time around.

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About Heidecker & Wood

Heidecker & Wood is the soft rock-worshiping project of Adult Swim series Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'s Tim Heidecker and the show's composer Davin Wood. The pair was working on music for the show at Heidecker's house when they ended up writing a song that sounded more like '70s soft rock than anything that could be used for Tim & Eric. Over the course of two years, the duo continued to write and record in that vein, eventually bringing in Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesel and bassist Pierre de Reeder to replace the tracks' programmed beats with a live rhythm section. The results became Heidecker & Wood's debut album, Starting from Nowhere, which Little Record Company released in 2011. The pair returned in 2013 with Some Things Never Stay the Same, which poked affectionate fun at soft rock's self-indulgent side. ~ Heather Phares

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA

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