Michael Cera's Long Goodbye

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SPIN Staff

You may know him as the undersexed ragamuffin high school student depicted in Superbad, but don't pass judgment on 19-year-old actor Michael Cera just yet, there's many more sides to the blossoming actor's humorous personality. And one of them, in addition to co-starring with Clack Duke in popular web series Michael and Clark, is SoCal-based threesome the Long Goodbye, in which Cera, featured in the September issue of Spin, moonlights as co-frontman alongside Duke, singing and strumming through silly, confessional, and off-the-cuff rag-tag ditties.

And while other actors gone musicians succumb to embarrassment and often failure, the Long Goodbye, evidently a leisurely undertaking, embraces the aforementioned, reveling in the band's simple structures, adolescent-in-love lyrics, DIY-ethic, and influences, notably Weezer, which the Long Goodbye sloppily yet endearingly cover with a video performance of "El Scorcho." "My favorite album of all time is Weezer's Pinkerton," Cera says in Spin's September issue, "I hate that Rivers Cuomo is embarrassed by it." Thankfully, Cera and the Long Goodbye aren't nearly as bashful.

Head over to the Long Goodbye's MySpace page for a taste of Cera, Duke, and drummer Christian Buenaventura's tunes!

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