He picked up a bass for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and a guitar at the end of Juno, so we all knew Michael Cera was musically inclined.
But his new, self-released collection of quiet, folky mostly-instrumentals (titled true that) still caught the Internet off-guard when Jonah Hill Tweeted about it Wednesday night, saying, “My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music.”
Cera has not commented on the Bandcamp page, which is adorned with pictures of the actor and the low-key summary, “Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero.” But aside from his film roles, Cera’s played bass for indie band Mister Heavenly on tour, and added guitar and backing vocals on Weezer’s 2010 album Hurley, so he’s certainly got the chops for something like this.
The album seems to have garnered mostly positive reactions so far: One person writes on the page that it’s “definitely the best thing that has happened to me this year.” You can buy the album for $7, or stream it via the embed below.
It’s certainly a little more nuanced than The Pizza Underground.