Fun fact about me; I love soundtracks. I will buy soundtracks to movies and shows I have never even seen before just because you usually get awesome music from them, it’s true. In all honesty my favorite part of the first Twilight movie was its soundtrack. You had Paramore’s spine tingling and breathtaking vocals, Mute math’s ‘Spotlight’ which I will totally admit to belting out in my car and then you have the radass Muse, plus a bunch of other amazing artists. It kicked ass, and from the looks of the second Twilight flick, New Moon, its soundtrack does as well.
The soundtrack for New Moon comes out October 20 (preorder it) and I can’t wait. After seeing the excellent track listing I am super excited…
1. Death Cab for Cutie: Meet Me On the Equinox
2. Band of Skulls: Friends
3. Thom Yorke: Hearing Damage
4. Lykke Li: Possibility
5. The Killers: A White Demon Love Song
6. Anya Marina: Satellite Heart
7. Muse: I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)
8. Bon Iver & St. Vincent: Rosyln
9. 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 (with Victoria Legrand): Slow Life
14. Editors: No Sound But the Wind
15. Alexandre Desplat: New Moon (The Meadow)
I love that they didn’t go with a bucketfull of mainstream artists, that they gave the smaller guys a shot to shine. From Anya Marina’s stirring lyrics in ‘Satellite Heart’ to the rocking and rad sound of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (check out the song Ain’t No Easy Way) you know this upcoming soundtrack is going to be phenomenal.
To add to the mix of awesome, the New Moon video for Death Cab for Cutie’s song ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’ was recently released and is packed full of movie scenes featuring Bella and the gang. When asked about the song the band’s Nick Harmer replied, “We wrote ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’ to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series, and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so strongly affect the main characters.”
… and they did just that. Check it out.