RICK ALVERSON  |  Music From The Comedy, A Film By Rick Alverson




  1. Donnie & Joe Emerson -- Baby
  2. The Comedy -- "Taxi Hip Hop"
  3. Gayngs -- The Walker
  4. Bill Fay -- Garden Song
  5. The Comedy -- "Old Man Be Dead By Now"
  6. Gardens & Villa -- Carrizo Plain
  7. Amanaz -- Khala My Friend
  8. The Comedy -- "You Get A Lot of Assholes in Here"
  9. William Basinski -- Disintegration Loops (1.1 Excerpt I)
  10. The Comedy -- "I Need You"
  11. Gayngs -- Gaudy Side of Town
  12. The Comedy -- "You Are In The Demon's House"
  13. Here We Magic -- Over The Ocean
  14. Bill Fay -- Camille
  15. The Comedy -- "Nick Nolte"
  16. Gardens & Villa -- Chemtrails
  17. William Basinski -- Disintegration Loops (1.1 Excerpt II)
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Jagjaguwar is proud to present the soundtrack from director Rick Alverson's provocative film "The Comedy." The film focuses on Swanson (Tim Heidecker), who whiles away his days with a group of aging Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom. Desensitized and disenchanted, he strays into a series of reckless situations that may offer the promise of redemption or the threat of retribution. A scathing look at the white male on the verge of collapse, Rick Alverson's carefully observed portrait provokes and disorients; a cautionary fable for the autumn of the American Era. With his similarly-minded friends, ("Tim and Eric" co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a."Neil Hamburger") he engages in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson awaits a large inheritance from his father's estate, he grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers, and he begins to test the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can.

Alverson worked with Jagjaguwar to create a soundtrack of eerie, bittersweet and mystic pop songs from the "autumn of the American Era," featuring artists from the present (GAYNGS, Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic) and the past (Donnie & Joe Emerson, Bill Fay, Amanaz). Markedly, the soundtrack features excerpts from William Basinski's groundbreaking The Disintegration Loops, one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape.

(JAG200 released: 11/13/12)

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