Monday, June 21, 2010

And the soundtrack is great too...

In the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, titular character Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is the bassist of a band called SEX BOB-OMB. So it follows that the comic-book adaptation would feature a whole ton of music. As previously reported, the filmmakers recruited Beck to write all the songs for SEX BOB-OMB. The movie's soundtrack album, due August 10 from ABKCO, features four songs from SEX BOB-OMB, with Beck providing the instrumentation and actors from the movie doing the vocals.

The soundtrack album will also feature unreleased jams from Beck himself, Metric, and Broken Social Scene, credited to the fictional band Crash and the Boys. There's also classic material from T. Rex, the Rolling Stones, and Broken Social Scene again ("Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" counts as classic now, right?) Plus the 1997 track "Scott Pilgrim" by the Canadian band Plumtree, which inspired comic creator Bryan Lee O'Malley to name his creation in the first place.

The film, which opens wide August 13, also boasts a score from Radiohead/Beck collaborator Nigel Godrich, which will eventually see digital release. Godrich also served as executive producer on the soundtrack album.

More at Pitchfork:
Beck, Broken Social Scene Play Fake Bands on Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack

NIGEL GOODRICH. Just the mere mention of him makes me swoon.
Swoon I tell you!

No comments: