Stream Michael Cera’s Lo-Fi Folk Album True That

By James Rettig / August 13, 2014

Michael Cera is no stranger to the world of indie music. He has a long history with Islands: he’s appeared in a few videos for them and played bass on tour for Nicholas Thorburn’s side project Mister Heavenly. He helped out with guitar and backing vocals on Weezer’s Hurley. And he put together an impressive playlist for his 2008 film Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist. He was also in a band called The Long Goodbye for a while back in the Myspace days, alongside Clark And Michael co-star Clark Duke. Last night, friend and fellow actor Jonah Hill tweeted a link to Cera’s debut album, saying that he “not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music.” His first collection of songs is called True That and his Bandcamp doesn’t provide any info besides a short bio: “Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero.” It’s a surprisingly charming collection of lo-fi bedroom pop that mostly consists of instrumentals. Cera hasn’t officially confirmed that the Bandcamp belongs to him, but it certainly sounds like him and it would make sense. Listen to it below.