Julian Koster (of The Music Tapes & Neutral Milk Hotel) starts podcast with Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins and Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin, announces tour
Posted on 11 October 2016
From Katie Couric to Goldman Sachs to your parents’ next-door neighbor who is always interfering with the TV signal by talking on his god damned ham radio, it seems like everyone has a podcast these days. So, it stands to reason that Julian Koster (of The Music Tapes and Neutral Milk Hotel) would start one in which a janitor at the Eiffel Tower stumbles onto a variety show that broadcasts from the top of the tower and features the voices of Tim Robbins and Mandy Patinkin (among many others), right? Well good, because that’s just what Koster has done with The Orbiting Human Circus (Of The Air), premiering October 12 wherever podcasts are
sold listened to for free.
The show’s credits indicate that Tim Robbins and Mandy Patinkin will be playing The Cricket and Cantor Moishe Lebowitz, respectively, two roles that seem remarkably on brand for both of them. Other voices include John Cameron Mitchell, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Koster himself as our Janitor. Plus, for all you Neutral Milk Hotel fans who only care about Neutral Milk Hotel-related things if Jeff Mangum is involved (you know who you are), Jeff Mangum is credited as an “Additional Creative Contributor!”
Koster will also be taking The Orbiting Human Circus (Of The Air) on the road for a series of live shows, which are set to feature new Music Tapes material, as well as stories from the show. You can check out those dates below. Be sure to listen to the preview of the podcast, too; it sounds like it will be a delightful romp.
The Orbiting Human Circus (Of The Air) starts October 12 as a part of the Night Vale Presents network (proprietors of Welcome to Night Vale) and will have new episodes released biweekly through February.
11.09.16 – Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge
11.10.16 – Troy, NY – The Hangar on Hudson
11.11.16 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot
11.12.16 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
11.14.16 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
11.15.16 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Lounge
11.16.16 – Providence, RI – AS220
11.17.16 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
11.18.16 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
11.19.16 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
11.20.16 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd