Published Aug 14, 2013Keeping the soft rock spirit alive, Heidecker & Wood are set to issue a second album of '70s AM radio-inspired cuts. This latest LP is called Some Things Never Stay the Same, and it drops November 12 through Little Record Company.
Made up of funny guy Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and composer Davin Wood, the duo's upcoming LP is "pompous, funny, overproduced, underbaked, overly serious and not serious enough" and features "self-indulgent" tropes like "[t]he horns, the female back-up singers, [and] songs about life on the road," according to the press release.
The PR adds that sonic touchstones include '70s singer-songwriters like Randy Newman, Boz Scaggs, Harry Nilsson and Warren Zevon. The latter is referenced with the "Werewolves of London"-styled "Cocaine," a rambler further described as "probably the first truly honest depiction of the white lady in rock." The song has apparently been in Heidecker & Wood's repertoire for a while, as you can see some footage of the group performing the track at a 2011 concert down below.
The LP also promises Springsteen-ish rock songs ("Salvation Street"), a sprinkling of the blues ("Waiting for Your Call"), and Latin-flavoured passages (What Else Is New"), among other explorations. Helping the band out this time around are guest vocalist Aimee Mann and guitarist Eric Johnson (the Shins, the Fruit Bats), as well as guitarist Mike Bloom, drummers Jason Boesel and Mike Green, and multi-instrumentalist Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley).
Some Things Never Stay the Same:
2. What Else Is New
3. Getaway Man
4. This Is Life
5. Tell Her I Love Her
6. Coming Home
7. Sunday Man
9. On Our Own
10. Salvation Street
11. Next Ten Years