I read a lot of music blogs, and I have to say I have just become very sad/mad about some of the opinions out there on our beloved saga. People are ANGRY .. with passion that such amazing artists would contribute to a soundtrack for "teen vampires". People need to read the dang saga and realize how amazing it all is. I'll admit that when i first heard about the saga, i laughed too. THEN i read it, and thought holy jeebus! People are missing out. Well anyhow I wanted to post alittle bit about what people are saying out there - for example, on my beloved Stereogum
Is New Moon Soundtrack the album of 2009?
Whoops, looks like two cultures just got shocked. Obviously that headline is a joke! Except that maybe it isn't? Rumors had been swirling about Thom Yorke and Bon Iver penning songs for the The Twilight Saga: Teen Vampires In Love Some More soundtrack, and those rumors are confirmed with today's OST tracklist, exclusively revealed by MySpace. But you already knew that because MySpace is your homepage. And hey, this thing looks good, like mini-Dark Was The Night good.
In addition to Thom's new tune "Hearing Damage," and Bon Iver's duet with St. Vincent's face on a song called "Rosyln," Twilight scored previously unreleased tracks from Grizzly Bear and the Killers. Atlantic, in conjunction with soundtrack curator Alexandra Patsavas's Chop Shop, will release the album, and so there's a correlatively strong showing of Atlantic-affiliated artists (Death Cab, Lykke Li, and Muse, the lone holdover from the first film's OST) and a Patsavas pet (her Chop Shop puts out Anya Marina who made the cut). You've heard Death Cab's "Meet Me On The Equinox." Here's a few more reasons you suddenly love vampires
01 Death Cab For Cutie - "Meet Me On The Equinox"
02 Band Of Skulls - "Friends"
03 Thom Yorke- "Hearing Damage"
04 Lykke Li - "Possibility"
05 The Killers - "A White Demon Love Song"
06 Anya Marina - "Satellite Heart"
07 Muse - "I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)"
08 Bon Iver and St. Vincent - "Rosyln"
09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Done All Wrong"
10 Hurricane Bells - "Monsters"
11 Sea Wolf - "The Violet Hour"
12 Ok Go - "Shooting The Moon"
13 Grizzly Bear (Feat. Victoria Legrand) - "Slow Life"
14 Editors - "No Sound But The Wind"
15 Alexandre Desplat - "New Moon (The Meadow)"
The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack is out 10/20 via Atlantic, and the soundtrack artists will tour Hot Topic outlets nationwide. As if you needed another reason to go there after school.
Ok, so Stereogum is great, and wouldnt say anything bad, but the comments are what got me fired up, see some here and I also decided to add a few here in case your too lazy to clink the link :)
http://stereogum.com/archives/album_art/is-the-new-moon-soundtrack-... So all in all, it seems people are just hating that the bands on the soundtrack would stoop to such a low, I for one, knew almost all the bands beforehand. I don't think that they are out for the greedy money, maybe they realize how amazing this story is.. to us.. and to a lot of people, anyhow i've said my piece 0 Jess
This p***** me off 'cause now I feel compelled to actually watch the movie.
Posted by: reflector at 09/21/09 3:43 PM
Whoa, whoa, don't overreact. Just buy the soundtrack.
Posted by: evan in reply to reflector's comment at 09/21/09 3:53 PM |
Well, this is the beginning of the end for indie rock, the official pop culture peak... the soundtracked will be loathed by critics and bash the artist for this move which will be considered a way to earn money and fame by appearing on such teen friendly movie...what band will be able to turn to?
Posted by: barberlives in reply to reflector's comment at 09/22/09 8:07 AM
Bon Iver playing at Hot Topic? What the hell....
Posted by: John at 09/21/09 3:53 PM
I bet when they said "soundtrack artists will tour Hot Topic outlets nationwide" they're referring to Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, and Hurricane Bells. The ones that people don't really care that much about.
Posted by: MarkoP in reply to John's comment at 09/21/09 4:02 PM
Whoa there Markop. Perhaps it's time for you to check out a little bit of Sea Wolf, because they are one of the better bands on this list. Start with something like the song "You're a Wolf", and then try some of their new songs "Stanislaus" and "Wicked Blood".
Posted by: Zayin_451 in reply to MarkoP's comment at 09/21/09 4:25 PM
What? No Animal Collective?
Posted by: Marko at 09/21/09 3:55 PM
Hot Topic still exists?
Posted by: evan at 09/21/09 3:55 PM
Alexandra Patsavas is probably the major force behind the commercialization of 'indie rock'
Posted by: wolfshirtparade at 09/21/09 4:04 PM
Posted by: woozefa at 09/21/09 4:08 PM
at least the editors found work.
Posted by: anon at 09/21/09 4:09 PM
Alright folks, lets not get our American Apparel tightie undies in a bunch now. Its just a well-crafted soundtrack that obviously is targeted at a niche market in indie music fans because, lets be honest: Indie music fans are an easy market right now and probably the only ones who will probably buy a compilation of some exclusive DCFC, Thom York, Bon Iver, etc. tracks.
The thing is you shouldn't buy this soundtrack because it has all your favorite bands, and look at how this is just a money making grab for the Twilight brand. I say download the thing off a P2P or bit-torrent and show those stereotyping Twilight pricks that they definitely underestimated its target audience. Burn it to a CD if you have to, if physical copies are your thing. I say this as someone who does buy albums all the time, but I hate when music like this is exploited for commercial purposes. This isn't Dark Was the Night... At least the money there went to charity. I'm sure Mr. Yorke already got a nice paycheck for his contribution whether or not we buy this thing.
Posted by: I'mnofool at 09/21/09 4:09 PM
I don't care as long as I get more new material from Thom.
Posted by: anon at 09/21/09 4:10 PM
exactly my thinking. and I doubt Thom will tour hot topic - i mean isn't he the same guy who can't stand people photographing him.
Posted by: ivan in reply to anon's comment at 09/21/09 5:32 PM
Let me just get my TEAM EDWARD shirt for upcoming Grizz shows.
Posted by: indiejorts at 09/21/09 4:11 PM
i heard that radiohead will be slotted to play hot topic, but if the tickets go too quick they'll get bumped over to JCPenney.
Posted by: a-non at 09/21/09 4:26 PM
sick. can't wait to fight through even thicker crowds of tweens at next summer's batch of festivals.
Posted by: polecat at 09/21/09 4:32 PM
Why couldn't she stick to using artists her fans want and not her. If the fans had their say it would be all Paramore tracks.
Posted by: kevin at 09/21/09 4:38 PM
Posted by: OmNomNomNom at 09/21/09 4:48 PM
I'm not typically bothered by the "commercialization of indie rock" or bands selling out or any of that b*******, but this is just ridiculous. Soundtracks are wonderful because they pair two art forms in a way where each informs the other. To pair actually talented artists making complicated and progressive music with a shitty money-scheme like Twilight is to drag the names of these bands through the mud, in my opinion.
Posted by: KM at 09/21/09 4:52 PM |
While I mostly agree with you, these artists aren't helpless - I blame them as much as anyone else involved with this abomination. Any taint or consequence brought on the artists by this project is well-deserved, although they're probably not gonna hate it (unless they hate money)
Posted by: Nick Rock in reply to KM's comment at 09/22/09 10:56 AM
This is hilarious. What is shows me is that major labels are desperate for cash and are ditching old techniques by reaching out talented 'indie' acts for help. I think it's great. It'll be interesting to see who actually tours Hot Topic stores b/c it certainly won't be Thom, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver or the like. Much of the time, some songs that appear on soundtracks aren't even in the movie.
Posted by: JaggerT in reply to KM's comment at 09/22/09 11:43 AM
Great, now I can't wait for Radiohead and Grizzly Bear fanboys to beat the crap out of anyone who dares to say out loud that they discovered their music in New Moon.
Posted by: Team No One at 09/21/09 5:03 PM
I think that 'Hearing Damage' evolved out of 'Everything in it's Right Place'. I remember reading early lyrics of the latter which included that subject matter.
Posted by: Coj at 09/21/09 5:05 PM 1
I thought St. Vincent and Grizzly Bear were safe from the tweens. This is a sad day indeed. But hey, at least they get good money! And on second thought...Annie Clark does look a little like a vampire.
Posted by: Jack at 09/21/09 5:14 PM