The path to actor-turned-musician stardom is littered with cautionary tales, but Michael Cera is making a good go at it. The Canadian actor has just released a surprise album on Bandcamp – and guess what? It's actually pretty alright.
Entitled True That, the record features 18 tracks that meander between pleasant bedroom pop and lo-fi folk, and are largely instrumental. Cera also covers the song "Clay Pigeons" by Austin singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
The Bandcamp album page doesn't offer any extra notes about the record, though it does provide this very Cera-ish bio: "Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero."
Jonah Hill – Cera's co-star in This Is The End and Superbad – brought the album to the internet's attention when he tweeted a link to its Bandcamp page. "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor," Hill wrote, "he also makes great music."
The album seems to have found favour among Bandcamp listeners too. One Australian fan writes: "Whether this truly is Micheal Cera or just some sneaky /mu/tant doesn't matter. This is a fantastically lo-fi album with a folky tinge."
True That isn't Cera's only musical output thus far. He's played bass for Sub Pop-signed act Mister Heavenly on occasion and contributed backing vocals and mandolin to Weezer's 2010 album, Hurley.
You can head over to Bandcamp to stream Michael Cera's debut album here. What do you think of George Michael Bluth's musical efforts?
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