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Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder to Release Musical, “Break Line”

Featuring Members of Dirty Projectors, Man Man

May 30, 2014 Yeasayer Bookmark and Share

Years before helping found Yeasayer, guitarist Anand Wilder was working on a musical with his friend and composer Maxwell Kardon. Working on the project in fits and starts between Yeasayer albums, the pair will finally release their work to audiences on July 15 via Secretly Canadian. Titled Break Line The Musical, the plot stems from “a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that (Wilder and Kardon’s) fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the 1950s,” according to a press release.

Calling in some back-up to help with the effort, Wilder and Kardon recruited some familiar names for the cast, including Yeasayer bandmate Chris Keating, Dirty Projectors’ Haley Dekle, Man Man’s Ryan Kattner, and Suckers’ Quinn Walker and Austin Fisher. Also involved in the production’s backing band are Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf Tuton, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, many others.

In anticipation of the release, Wilder and Kardon have shared the included number “Wedding Day.” Click below to listen.

Break Line The Musical:

01 Coal Into Diamonds
02 Wedding Day
03 Opportunity
04 Hold You Tight
05 They’re Stealing Our Coal
06 4th of July
07 Better to Die
08 It Doesn’t Seem Right
09 Fathers and Brothers
10 I’m To Blame
11 Hang Your Head High



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