Rainn Wilson collaborates with Rivers Cuomo, geeks out over Manchester Orchestra

April 3, 2009  |  11:30am
As you may remember from Paste's Sasquatch interview with Rainn Wilson last year, the dude has opinions and he's not afraid to share them. He apparently came around on the whole heart-on-sleeve earnestness thing, because he's moved on from trashing The National to collaborating with head Weezer man, Rivers Cuomo.

On April 11,  Cuomo will host Alt Nation on Sirius satellite radio, where he'll unveil a cover he recorded with Wilson of Joan Osborne's "One of Us" (!), as well as a Rainnified version of "Paper Face" from Cuomo's Alone II solo album. It won't be the first time the two have worked together, but hopefully this collaboration will feature fewer bodily emissions.

In other news on the Wilson front, he's absolutely gaga over Manchester Orchestra. As a recent Twitter post from Wilson intimated, the ATLiens are currently working on an 11-part concept video (!!) for their most recent LP Mean Everything to Nothing. If you're a fan of 1970s film stock, you're in for a treat.

What's next for the man who plays Dwight Schrute? With Monsters Vs. Aliens wrapped and in theaters, he's set for a bit part in Transformers 2 this summer. Following that, he'll be sharing top billing with Sarah Silverman in an indie flick called Peep World. And after that? If the acting thing falls through, there's always fine art.

Related links:
Feature: Rainn Wilson: My First...
Rainn Wilson on IMDb
TheManchesterOrchestra.com

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