After weeks — nay, months — of speculation, the official lineup for The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s soundtrack has finally arrived. As predicted, it’s an alt-rock bonanza (the Killers! Grizzly Bear! Muse!), with a few surprises included.
Among those surprises: Hurricane Bells who? (This seems to be a side project of Longwave frontman Steve Schiltz; as of this writing, the most-played song on their MySpace has been listened to 319 times. It’s not bad!) I’m not sure OK Go‘s name came up during the endless New Moon soundtrack anticipation cycle, either.
For this jaded music critic, however, the biggest news is that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is indeed contributing a new song, as previously reported — and it’s neither of the two new solo songs that he released today. Instead it’s something called “Hearing Damage.” Huh! Can’t wait to hear that one, damage or no. Ditto for Grizzly Bear’s brand-new “Slow Life,” naturally, as well as the Bon Iver/St. Vincent collab. I’ve gotta say, with those last few artists in particular, this is sounding like a compilation that I might be tempted to pick up regardless of my feelings toward the Twilight franchise. (For the record: I thought the first movie was ridiculous but fun. The trailers for New Moon, however, have kinda lost me with the budget-CGI werewolves. I’ll probably see it anyway.)
See the full track listing after the jump, courtesy of Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer’s official website, and stream the official first single, Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” below. Then let us know: What do you think of this lineup? Is it everything you’d hoped it would be and more? What’s missing?
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX
BAND OF SKULLS — FRIENDS
THOM YORKE — HEARING DAMAGE
LYKKE LI — POSSIBILITY
THE KILLERS — A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG
ANYA MARINA — SATELLITE HEART
MUSE — I BELONG TO YOU (NEW MOON)
BON IVER & ST. VINCENT — ROSYLN
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB — DONE ALL WRONG
HURRICANE BELLS — MONSTERS
SEA WOLF — THE VIOLET HOUR
OK GO — SHOOTING THE MOON
GRIZZLY BEAR — SLOW LIFE
EDITORS — NO SOUND BUT THE WIND
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — NEW MOON (THE MEADOW)
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Landon Pigg, ‘Blue Skies’: An Exclusive EW stream
Kris Allen’s new song ‘Live Like We’re Dying’: Hear it here