Yeasayer co-founder Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon set to release Break Line The Musical on July 15

Yeasayer co-founder Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon set to release Break Line The Musical on July 15

One of the things I often think to myself is that there really aren’t enough good musicals set to 50s folk and Quaker music. If you find yourself pondering similar lacunas in the musical landscape, you’ll be just as stoked as I am to hear about the July 15 release of Break Line, which is a musical set in a fictional West Pennsylvanian coal mining town featuring, you guessed it, songs in the 50s folk and Quaker style. Huzzah!

Maybe musicals aren’t really your thing because you’re all indie and hip and the last time you listened to a musical unironically it was Jesus Christ Superstar and you were jumping around the lounge room playing a tennis racket like a guitar wearing a Ninja Turtles t-shirt because it was 1994 and you were 10 years old? Maybe it still bums you out that Judas was the real show-stopper in that musical? Well then hold the flipping phone, Break Line isn’t just any old musical! It’s been written by Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer) and his friend Maxwell Kardon.

Not only that, the cast to the soundtrack is made up of a veritable wishlist of indie hipness with members of Yeasayer, Man Man, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, MGMT, Suckers, Dragons of Zynth, and Sinkane adding their vocal and musical talents to this overall pretty-insane-in-a-good-way project. Double huzzah! Listen to a preview track below:

Break Line The Musical (the album) will be available on July 15 via Secretly Canadian and is up for pre-order here, where you can even pick yourself up a limited-edition songbook of the music and hold your own (lesser) performance of the musical in your lounge.

Break Line: http://www.breaklinethemusical.com
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

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