Published Feb 25, 2009It seems Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wilder is looking to stretch his creative muscles, so much so in fact that the Brooklynite is working on his very own musical. Apparently, the project is still in the early stages but it has been given the title Break Line and is being written with pianist Max Kardon. Also, according to Yeasayer's PR, "the story revolves around an interracial love affair in a coal mining town around the turn of the century."
Along with Wilder and Kardon, quite the cast of musical characters has been roped in to contribute to the musical, Pitchfork reports, which will include contributions from the likes of MGMT, Dirty Projectors, Man Man, Chairlift, Dragons of Zynth and Suckers. However, Wilder has yet to iron out the release details of Break Line, which will come as a stage production and as an album on a yet-undetermined label.
In other Yeasayer news, the band are in the midst of recording their follow-up to their much-loved 2007 debut, All Hour Cymbals. If you want to follow the album's progress, you can check the band's blog over here, but be warned: so far it's mainly just a bunch of snow pics.