It’s rare that a movie’s soundtrack actually gets me excited. Many movies have great soundtracks, but I find that it’s still more interesting to purchase the individual bands’ albums, rather than a collective soundtrack. Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, however, looks like it’s worth checking out because it has a unique soundtrack of original songs by a team of indie-rock all-stars.
Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs is running the creative process along with Jonze’s brother/producer Squeak E-Clean, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs/Folk Implosion collaborator Imaad Wasif, Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and Dead Weather, and a chorus of children. The whole soundtrack is being dubbed “By Karen O and the Kids” and it will be released September 29.
Carter Burwell, composer of Spike Jonze’s past films and many of the Coen Brothers’ films, is also credited with helping to write the film’s score. Also, adding to the super group of indie artists is Dean Fertita, of Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, and The Raconteurs, Liars’ guitarist Aaron Hemphill, the Bird and the Bee’s Greg Kurstin, Services’ Tristan Bechet, and Gris Gris’s Oscar Michel.
You can already preview elements of the soundtrack on MySpace where the first single “All is Love” can be previewed. You can also hear bits of the soundtrack on the film’s trailer and featurette. I love the optimistic, dreamer-like sound of the music that has been released so far. It fits in perfectly with the feel of the trailer.
Look for this music to be the hit of the college radio circuit this Fall.
[Source: The Playlist]