“Break Line” is Anand Wilder (Yeasayer co-founder, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist) and Max Kardon’s passion project, created with a community of friends and ten years in the making. “Break Line” is cultivated from a story created back in 2004, a classic tale of betrayal, pride and love lost set to music inspired by concept albums and rock operas of the 1970’s.
The list of players captures a very special, collaborative time in Brooklyn, when the music scene was beginning to erupt. In 2008, Anand and Maxwell put together a core band with Ira Wolf Tuton (Yeasayer) on bass and Christopher Powell (Man Man) on drums. Britt Myers (Charlift, Yeasayer, Passing Strange) helped them put their music to tape as they stayed up late experimenting with sounds and arrangements. To round out the cast they enlisted friends from a myriad of bands: James Richardson (MGMT), bandmate Chris Keating (Yeasayer), Austin Fisher (Suckers), Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), K Ishibashi (Kishi Bashi), Aku Orraca-Tetteh (Dragons of Zynth), and more.
In the years that followed, the two found moments whenever they could to complete the project. Neither can believe that what started with just the two of them huddled on a cold porch would grow to involve a once-in-a-lifetime cast of collaborators.