Soundtrack alert: New Moon

16Oct09

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Today the soundtrack for the second Twilight movie, New Moon, hits stores, or computers as the case may be (it’s way up there in the online pre-sales at iTunes).
The soundtrack was put together by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who is famous for the song selections on many films and TV shows such as The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl—basically all the shows that can put a band on the national radar.

In the tracklisting for New Moon, the list of bands reads like a Who’s Who in indie rock. The last time I saw something like this was the Dark was the Night compilation. You can listen to the songs at the New Moon MySpace page.

“Meet Me on the Equinox” (Death Cab for Cutie)
“Friends” (Band of Skulls)
“Hearing Damage” (Thom Yorke)
“Possibility” (Lykke Li)
“A White Demon Love Song” (The Killers)
“Satellite Heart” (Anya Marina)
“I Belong to You” [New Moon Remix] (Muse)
“Roslyn” (Bon Iver and St. Vincent)
“Done All Wrong” (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
“Monsters” (Hurricane Bells)
“The Violet Hour” (Sea Wolf)
“Shooting the Moon” (OK Go)
“Slow Life” (Grizzly Bear featuring Victoria Legrand of Beach House)
“No Sound But the Wind” (Editors)
“New Moon (The Meadow)” (Alexandre Desplat)

Learning about this soundtrack made me wonder about the music of the original Twilight movie. Patsavas was the music supervsisor on that film as well. So, had I missed something? As it turns out, not really. It’s a good collection of the bands–Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park, Collective Soul—more alternative rock, but not my favorites. But here’s the list of songs:

“Supermassive Black Hole” (Muse) – 3:31
“Decode” (Paramore) – 4:21
“Full Moon” (The Black Ghosts) – 3:50
“Leave Out All the Rest” (Linkin Park) – 3:19
“Spotlight” (Twilight Mix) (Mute Math) – 3:20
“Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)” (Perry Farrell) – 3:27
“Tremble for My Beloved” (Collective Soul) – 3:53
“I Caught Myself” (Paramore) – 3:55
“Eyes on Fire” (Blue Foundation) – 5:01
“Never Think” (Robert Pattinson) – 4:30
“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (Iron & Wine) – 4:02
“Bella’s Lullaby” (Carter Burwell) – 2:20

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