All "Michael Cera" stories

Return to Story

Watch Alden Penner And Michael Cera Debut Songs From Their Canadians-On-Mars Concept EP In Brooklyn

During Brooklyn’s Northside Festival earlier this month, founding member of the Unicorns Alden Penner played some of his new material. Penner’s upcoming EP, Canada In Space, is out next week via City Slang; it’s Penner’s second new release of the year following his earlier three-song JUNE 04 EP. We already knew Michael Cera was working… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 24, 2015 - 12:55 pm

The Unicorns’ Alden Penner Announces New EP & Tour With Michael Cera

Canadian spaz-pop greats the Unicorns got back together for a few shows last year, and we still don’t know where their reunion will lead. But right now, band member Alden Penner is staying busy on his own. Earlier this year, he collaborated with the flinchy actor (and former Mister Heavenly bassist) Michael Cera on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 9:59 am

Alden Penner – “Meditate” (Feat. Michael Cera)

Canadian indie-pop trio the Unicorns broke up more than a decade ago, then reformed last year to support Arcade Fire and headline the Pop Montreal Festival. Right now, it’s still anybody’s guess whether they’ll perform in 2015. In the meantime, Unicorns member Alden Penner is releasing new music on his own in advance of a… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Q&A: Michael Cera On His Surprise Album True That

Actor Michael Cera has long been associated with music, either on-screen (playing a Moldy Peaches song in Juno), off-screen (filling in on bass for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly) or some combination thereof (helping to craft the soundtrack for the music-centric Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist). But he’d never released any music of his ow… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 15, 2014 - 10:27 am

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

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 impressiveMore »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 9:27 am

Rostam From Vampire Weekend Is Scoring Michael Cera’s Broadway Debut

Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 play This Is Our Youth is coming to Broadway, and as The Hollywood Reporter reports, it’s bringing some other newcomers with it. For one, the play will mark the Broadway debuts of Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson. It’s also the first Broadway tilt for Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanlij,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 9, 2014 - 11:03 am

Watch A Strange Tribute To Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” Starring Michael Cera, Jenny Slate, & Nick Thorburn

Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Sarah Silverman are the creators of the YouTube channel JASH, and they frequently bring in other comedians to collaborate with them. Today found Michael Cera, Jenny Slate, Luc Laurent, and Islands man (and Cera bandmate) Nick Thorburn posing as a fake garage band by the name of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Here Comes The Night Time Concert Special

Last night, Arcade Fire were on Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey-hosted season premiere, where they played “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” and appeared in a sketch. Following the show, NBC aired a 30 minute long Arcade Fire concert special, Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola. It featured the debut performances of Reflektor songs “Here… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 29, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Watch An Islands Mockumentary Starring Michael Cera, Bill Hader, And Jon Daly

Islands, the longstanding indie-pop enterprise fronted by ex-Unicorns member Nick Diamonds, just released a new album called Ski Mask, which Thorburn touts as “like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record.” Now that album has its own mockumentary featuring comedians Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Jon Daly, Alia Shawkat, and more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Watch Mister Heavenly Debut With Michael Cera On Bass

Mister Heavenly, the recently-signed-to-Sub-Pop supergroup, is Man Man’s Honus Honus and Islands’s Nick Thorburn (who met over their love of all-denim outfits aka “Canadian tuxedos”), and Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer. The band just started their first tour with Passion Pit, and they’ve enlisted Canadian actor Michael Cera on bass. Cera, if you recall, starred… More »

By: jessica / December 2, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Weezer – Hurley Premature Evaluation

Some things never change: On Hurley — streaming in full at MySpace, so play along — Rivers Cuomo still inhabits the mind and awkward body of a 14-year-old boy, alternately frustrated by, and in awe of the opposite sex. But some things do change, and for the better. Hurley is the best Weezer album i… More »

By: Stereogum / September 7, 2010 - 3:48 pm

New Islands Video (Feat. Michael Cera) – “No You Don’t”

Michael Cera in a music video for the Islands directed by TV Carnage? Sounds like someone is getting all his ducks in a row before officially announcing his run for King of Bushwick! And that person is Michael Cera. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2010 - 9:57 am

Aimee Mann As Scrooge

Aimee Mann’s second annual comedic Christmas video is out, and it’s a Tim Heidecker-directed Dickens spoof. Aimee plays Ebenezer Scrooge; Grant-Lee Phillips is Bob Cratchit; Michael Penn is Jacob Marley; Paul F. Tompkins, John Krasinki, and John C. Reilly are the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future; and Michael Cera is a reluctant “Tiny… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2008 - 5:39 pm

Michael & Kat’s Finite Playlists

Given how much indie appropriating and Vampire Weekending Nick & Norah’s has indulged, taking a spin through the iPods of the film’s principals seems like a fine thing to do. So, nice work iTunes (and good luck on Thursday!). Are the real Nick and Norah really fans of Bishop Allen, or is that just ACTING? More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 1, 2008 - 3:12 pm

New Vampire Weekend – “Ottoman” (Stereogum Premiere)

As mentioned in a surprisingly heated discussion on this site last month, the folks behind teenage music geek rom-com Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist have tapped the indie rock zeitgeist in a big way. Bishop Allen, Devendra Banhart, and Project Jenny Project Jan cameo in the film alongside Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, and the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 22, 2008 - 4:43 pm

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Offers A Devendra Banhart Cameo, New Vampire Weekend

Michael Cera, who Hollywood has already typecast as Boy Who Must Appear In Movie With Sensitive-Indie-Kid Appeal, is set to star as a funny-and-attractive-but-in-a-totally non-threatening-way love interest to Kat Dennings in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. If you name your movie Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, you pretty much have to hire a focus grou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 14, 2008 - 1:50 pm

SNL Live @ UCB With Michael Cera, Yo La Tengo

This weekend, amid the writer’s strike, the SNL cast performed in Chelsea in the Upright Citizens Brigade theater to an audience of less than 200 peeps, though their numbers included Julian Casablancas, Jon Glaser, Will Arnett, and John Krasinski. Guests included Norah Jones and the folks mentioned in this post’s headline. The cast performed previously… More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007 - 10:48 am