Published on April 22nd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Guided By Voices’ Kevin March On The New Film “The Incoherents,” Weezer, School Of Rock & More
The Incoherents, the new rock-themed comedy movie from Gravitas Ventures, is out on DVD and video-on-demand on Tuesday, April 28th. The film sees four 40-somethings each mired in some sort of midlife malaise reunite their 90’s indie rock band. From director/producer Jared Barel, writer/producer Jeff Auer and producers Alex Emanuel and Jordan Barel, The Incoherents stars Jeff Auer, Alex Emanuel, Walter Hoffman and Casey Clark as the film’s namesake band, with Amy Carlson (Blue Bloods), Annette O’Toole (The Punisher), Kate Arrington (Ray Donovan), Robert McKay (Asunder The Series), Margaret Anne Florence (Sun Records) and Christine Chang (New Amsterdam) rounding out the cast.
Alex Emanuel, who plays the role of Jimmy, also served as the music supervisor of The Incoherents, and along with Jeff Auer hewrote the original songs the band performed in the film. Guitarist Sean Eden (Luna) and drummer Kevin March (Guided By Voices) perform on the tracks as well. The film also includes musical performances from Stew (Tony Winner for Passing Strange), Jimmy Gnecco (Ours), Fiona Silver, Gentlemen Brawlers, Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors), Jack McKeever, Joe Hurley, Richard Barone, and the band 60/40. The original songs and the soundtrack, star-studded list of performers and all, are intended to serve as love letters to the 1980’s and early 1990’s American rock scenes.
The aforementioned drummer Kevin March has not only played on the Incoherents score and as part of Guided By Voices, but his decades of credits also include Shudder To Think, The Rentals, The Dambuilders, Hot One, James Iha and Those Bastard Souls. He also holds the distinction of playing on music featured within the film School Of Rock and also working with School Of Rock locations. I had the pleasure of speaking with March by phone on April 20, 2020 and a recording of that afternoon chat — along with some conference line static — is embedded below for your listening pleasure.
More on The Incoherents can be found online by visiting www.theincoherents.com and/or its iTunes listing directly at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-incoherents/id1501037491