Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame is marking the one-year anniversary of Trump’s presidential election win by releasing an album of (anti-)Trump songs. One year in the making, we first learned that Heidecker was crafting Trump-inspired tunes when his song “Trump’s Pilot” was featured in Dave Eggers’ protest project 1,000 days, 1,000 songs. It was later covered by Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman). You can read some about that here. FJM’s version along with 11 other songs appear on Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker’s Trump Songs. The album will be available digitally starting November 8 via Jagjaguwar/Rado Records. You can preview album tracks “Sentencing Day” and FJM’s rendition of “Trump’s Pilot” below.
Heidecker shared the following statement about the record:
“Well here it is. About one year in the making, all my Trump songs in one place. Most of these songs were written and recorded quickly, with the blood still boiling from whatever indignity or absurdity had popped up on my newsfeed that day. Certainly, ‘Trump Tower’ was written in the rotten dawn, days after Trump’s win. Let’s hope I don’t write any more of these, but I probably will. Thanks to Davin Wood for playing piano on ‘Trump Tower,’ and thanks to Jonathan Rado, who produced and played on a good number of these (the ones where you hear some of that beautiful tape hiss on, mostly) – his tribute to Steve Nieve on ‘Imperial Bedroom’ is particularly inspired. Thanks to Kane Ritchotte and Max Whipple for providing the best rhythm section a boy could ask for and to Jordan Katz, Taylor Plenn and David Ralicke for laying down some sweet horns on ‘Wilbur Ross.’ Thanks to Vic Berger for adding some backups to ‘Sentencing Day’ and for usually being the best audience for these tunes. Thanks to Josh Tillman for surprising me with a tear-inducing cover of ‘Trump’s Private Pilot’ and for allowing us to include it here… Finally, NO thanks to Paul Simon who didn’t let us include ‘I Am A Cuck.’”
Heidecker recently made headlines when he and Eric Wareheim went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert dressed up as clowns (watch the clip here). Their appearance was to promote the season two finale of Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, which bows on Adult Swim.
Heidecker will also be taping a live stand-up special in December at the Regent in Los Angeles. Tickets are available here.
Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker’s Trump Songs is available for pre-order now. A portion of the album’s proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention organizations.
TOO DUMB FOR SUICIDE TRACKLISTING:
1. Trump Tower
2. Imperial Bathroom
3. Richard Spencer
4. For Chan
5. Mar A Lago
6. Trump’s Private Pilot
8. Wilbur Ross
9. Cooked Chinese Chicken
10. Trump Talkin’ Nukes
11. Sentencing Day
12. Trump’s Private Pilot (Father John Misty version) (Bonus Track)