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Posts Tagged ‘The Decemberists’

Hunger Games Soundtrack List Unveiled

Lionsgate has released the full track list for The Hunger Games movie soundtrack.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 & Beyond” album will have 16 songs. It will be released on March 20th, and the official score will follow on March 26th.

Follow this link to see the full soundtrack listing. T Bone Burnett served as executive producer for both the soundtrack and the movie score. The soundtrack includes songs by indie bands like Arcade Fire and The Decemberists alongside songs by mainstream acts like Taylor Swift and Maroon 5.

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Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire & The Decemberists Record Songs for Hunger Games Album

Lionsgate has unveiled a new Taylor Swift song for The Hunger Games called “Safe and Sound;” the ballad features musical-duo The Civil Wars.

Above, we’ve embedded a video that contains the full track–what do you think? Deadline reports that twelve hours following the song’s release, it hit iTunes’ top ten singles list.

Fans can expect more music to come from Canadian indie band Arcade Fire with a song titled Horn of Plenty. Folk-rock group The Decemberists also created an original song titled One Engine. All of these musical contributions will be featured on a companion album for The Hunger Games; the actual movie soundtrack will be released separately.

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Decemberists Adapt David Foster Wallace

The new video for “Calamity Song” by The Decemberists reenacts a scene from David Foster Wallace‘s masterpiece, Infinite Jest. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

In the video, a group of teenagers play Wallace’s imaginary Eschaton game, a combination of tennis match and computer simulation for nuclear war. Follow this link if you want to play the game in real life. Singer and novelist Colin Meloy told NPR he had just finished reading Infinite Jest and wanted the video to be a tribute to the late novelist.

Check it out: “I had this funny idea that a good video for the song would be a re-creation of the Enfield Tennis Academy’s round of Eschaton — basically, a global thermonuclear crisis re-created on a tennis court — that’s played about a third of the way into the book. Thankfully, after having a good many people balk at the idea, I found a kindred spirit in Michael Schur, a man with an even greater enthusiasm for Wallace’s work than my own. With much adoration and respect to this seminal, genius book, this is what we’ve come up with. I can only hope DFW would be proud.”