Celebrate the (admittedly still in-progress) first millennium of American awesomeness on July 4, with the release of a new comedy-music benefit compilation titled 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery
. Proceeds go to OneKid OneWorld
. The album tells the story of America's past, present and apocalyptic future. Put together by Daily Show
writer Rob Kutner, Tonight Show
writer Joel Moss Levinson, and Steven Levinson, the album features a stacked roster of indie musicians and comedians, including Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, Patton Oswalt, Aimee Mann, The Sklar Brothers, Reggie Watts, Right Said Fred with Reggie Watts and Mayim Bialik, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog with The Rebirth Brass Band, Maria Bamford & Jonathan Katz, Andrew WK, Bobcat Goldthwait & Sally Timms, Paul F. Tompkins, Yo La Tengo with Ira Glass and Eugene Mirman, Neko Case & Kelly Hogan and more...
In the first video from the album, Yo La Tengo, Ira Glass, and Eugene Mirman tell the story of Toymageddon
in which toys come alive.
In Aimee Mann's bittersweet I'm Cured
, Aimee stars as the common cold, the singer giving voice to the bug’s inner blues after David Wain’s scientist finally finds a cure for the Common Cold.
And finally, in advance track, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan imagine a sci-fi future as designed by women, instead of teenage dudes in These Aren't the Droids
(link to Paste
article, also featuring a positively awesome promo pic of Neko as Spock and Kelly as Chewbacca)