Supergroups have a funny way of not living up to their
potential. Often the problem is that one member of the ensemble just doesn't seem to fit. Case in point, here's the how 2009's
short-lived indie group Tinted Windows
was constructed: a Smashing Pumpkins guitarist, a Cheap Trick drummer, a
bassist/singer from Fountains of Wayne and...the middle brother from the
Hopefully this isn't the scenario that
Michael Cera is set up for as he joins newly formed band
Mister Heavenly. As reported by Pitchfork media
the band will comprise members of Modest Mouse, Islands and Man Man
and, of course, the shyer half of the Superbad duo. Cera, as The
Guardian's Sean Michael
notes, does have considerable experience playing in poorly named fictional bands Sex
Bob-omb (in Scott Pilgrim) and the Jerk-offs (in Nick and Norah's
So, just maybe, this could work. Although a
far more entertaining—and completely fictional—supergroup
would feature Cera and Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock sharing vocal duties.
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