While Yeasayer is working hard on their new album, the band's guitarist Anand Wilder is testing out his chops as a musical-maker. Yes, you read that correctly. The Brooklyn-based musician who is known for creating experimental sounds and psychedelic visuals with his fellow members of Yeasayer, is in the process of writing a musical, which is planned to be released as both a stage show and an album.
According to Pitchfork, the work is entitled Break Line, and was written with the help of Max Kardon. The story line "revolves around an interracial love affair in a coal mining town around the turn of the century," according to a Yeasayer representative. Wilder is also said to have a hoard of his talented peers assisting him with his new project. The roster ranges from fellow Yeasayer band members, to the likes of MGMT, Man Man, Chairlift, Dirty Projectors, and Dragons of Zynth, but Wilder said he won't be done with the project until he works with a gospel choir to finish up the recording process.
Wilder definitely seems to have his work cut out for him, but we can't wait to hear what the final product will have to offer.