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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 »

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 »

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Watch A Trailer For Nick Thorburn’s Directorial Debut That Dog, Feat. Michael Cera And Tim Heidecker

Nick Thorburn -- of Unicorns, Islands, Mister Heavenly, and most recently Nick Diamonds fame -- has announced the release of his first short film. It'…
James Rettig | August 18, 2015 - 4:26 pm

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
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…
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…
Patrick Hosken | January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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…
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.
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 comedia…
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…
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…
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"),…
jessica | December 2, 2010 - 12:15 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | November 19, 2007 - 10:48 am