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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Can a werewolf imprint on a cougar?

I stole that line from a clip I saw online. Some chick in her 30's was interviewing Chaske Spencer(? that's his name, right?), who plays Sam The Werewolf in New Moon...I thought it was humorous.

Anyway, here's a cool rundown with clips from each song on the New Moon soundtrack. Also too, I've included Entertainment Weekly's review of the soundtrack. Oct. 20 will be a good day for me.

"After the success of the first installment, music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy) gets her pick of the alt litter here, with each contributing original, previously unreleased material: From the opening chords of Death Cab for Cutie’s dusky guitar rapture ”Meet Me on the Equinox” to the spooky robot-ennui of Thom Yorke’s ”Hearing Damage” and Grizzly Bear’s gorgeous folk-pop pastoral ”Slow Life,” New Moon rarely falters. A peacocking remix of Muse’s shamelessly operatic ”I Belong to You” becomes a Bowie-esque glam-rock stomper. In its wake, Bon Iver and St. Vincent quietly unfurl ”Rosyln,” a duet of hushed, almost church-like beauty.

Moon (due in stores Oct. 20) yields several happy revelations from its lower-marquee names: Nordic songstress Lykke Li’s nearly a cappella ”Possibility” is a lovely little Swedish snowflake, and jokey rockers OK Go achieve an impressive sort of Flaming Lips-y quirk-gravitas on the sprawling, cinematic ”Shooting the Moon.” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s acoustic campfire lament ”Done All Wrong” segues seamlessly into the jaunty, Strokes-ian guitar fuzz of Hurricane Bells’ ”Monsters.” Think of New Moon as a sort of survey course in new-now-next rock: a mixtape with teeth. A"


Nicole said...

Why hello, new workout music. I think I shall attempt to run with you on October 20. Thanks for the heads-up Anna banana.

(Did everyone call you that when you were a kid? Does it make you want to punch me in the face? Or does it just make me look like a bigger dork than I already am?)

Sara K. said...

Me likey.

Chi-townRawlins said...

Nicole, it was actually Anna Banana Ba-Ding-Dang-Doo. Thank you, Uncle Jimmy.
I'm pretty stoked about this album because it's a great mix of bands I already love (Bon Iver, Muse, Death Cab, Thom My Love, Killers), and an intro to people I'm not as familiar with but really excited about (Lykke, OK GO, Grizzly Bear, Band of Skulls). You know, it's like it's entertaining and educational all at the same time.