The future was designed by teenage guys.
2776, out on July 4, is a record whose sales benefit the OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit that provides education resources in Kenya and El Salvador. That’s a pretty serious mission, but you’d never know it from listening to the sublimely silly 2776, which features, among many others, Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, Patton Oswalt, Aimee Mann, and k.d. lang. The liner notes are by George Saunders (and they were published in The New Yorker this week). It’s pretty great.
“These Aren’t The Droids” is by Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, and it imagines a future not determined by fanboys. What a crazy, mixed-up world that would be.
You can pre-order 2776 now.