Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook Joaquin Phoenix Says He Doesn’t Think Making A Blockbuster Would Be "Fulfilling," Calls Chris Pine "F*cking Genius" Joaquin Phoenix Says He Doesn’t Think Making A Blockbuster Would Be "Fulfilling," Calls Chris Pine "F*cking Genius" Watch: Chloe Moretz Fights The Others In First Trailer For 'The 5th Wave' Watch: Chloe Moretz Fights The Others In First Trailer For 'The 5th Wave' James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall' James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall' Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It' Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It' Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama Andrew Garfield Talks “The Pressure To Get It Right” for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Films & If He'll Do Another Franchise Andrew Garfield Talks “The Pressure To Get It Right” for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Films & If He'll Do Another Franchise Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows Make It Happen Weinsteins: David Robert Mitchell Wants To Have Beer With Quentin Tarantino And Talk 'It Follows' Make It Happen Weinsteins: David Robert Mitchell Wants To Have Beer With Quentin Tarantino And Talk 'It Follows' On The Rise 2015: 15 Cinematographers To Watch On The Rise 2015: 15 Cinematographers To Watch Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus 2' Is His Next Film Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus 2' Is His Next Film 'Batman v Superman' And Why Early Screening Reports Need To Be Taken With A Grain Of Kryptonite 'Batman v Superman' And Why Early Screening Reports Need To Be Taken With A Grain Of Kryptonite Looks Like That Black-And-White Version Of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Isn't Getting A Blu-Ray Release After All Looks Like That Black-And-White Version Of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Isn't Getting A Blu-Ray Release After All The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far 17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' 17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Listen: 'Girls' Soundtrack Features New Music From Santigold, fun & Grouplove, Plus Cuts From Robyn, Belle & Sebastian And More

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 12, 2012 at 5:38PM

After a few months of relative quiet, Lena Dunham, much to the rage of her various detractors, is seemingly everywhere again. Her multi-million dollar book proposal leaked earlier in the week, she features in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" next week, and the first season of "Girls" landed on DVD today, with the second season set to start up in about a month's time (and we can't bloody wait).
1
Girls Soundtrack Cover

After a few months of relative quiet, Lena Dunham, much to the rage of her various detractors, is seemingly everywhere again. Her multi-million dollar book proposal leaked earlier in the week, she features in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" next week and the first season of "Girls" landed on DVD today, with the second season set to start up in about a month's time (and we can't bloody wait).

And now, you'll be able to get a dose of "Girls" in your earphones as well, as HBO and Fueled by Ramen have announced the release of "Girls - Volume 1: Music From The Original Series," a soundtrack to the show featuring many of the cuts that played across the first season, as well as a few, presumably, that'll feature in the second.

The release -- in both physical CD form that will presumably be bought by no-one that actually watches the show, and a deluxe digital edition -- features a lead single from Santigold, called simply "Girls," while the record also includes cuts from Robyn (one of the more iconic musical moments on the show to date), White Sea, Icona Pop, Belle & Sebastian and Fleet Foxes, among others. It's not all good news, though; along with the brand new cuts from Santigold,  Tegan & Sara and Grouplove, there's also a new track by fun., a bad habit presumably picked up from mentor Judd Apatow...  

Dunham commented in a press release "Music is such a huge part of my creative process. I make playlists to write by and listen to as I head to set in the morning, and I experiment in editing with songs that the characters would love and that accurately reflect their struggles. Girls' music supervisor Manish Raval and I are crazy about everything from the pop that teen girls devour to the niche indie rock from days of yore. To collaborate with Fueled by Ramen and so many artists who inspire me on this compilation is a dream."

The show, among its many, many virtues, has shown a keen eye for music supervision so far, and this is a pretty good selection of songs, even if we're sure that the hardcore fans already downloaded them long ago. The record hits stores/your favorite mp3 wholesaler on January 8th, with the show returning to HBO on January 15th. Listen to Santigold's cut below, and (most of) the rest on page 2. [Pitchfork}

01 Robyn: "Dancing on My Own"
02 fun.: "Sight of the Sun"
03 Harper Simon: "Wishes And Stars"
04 Santigold: "Girls"
05 White Sea: "Overdrawn"
06 Grouplove: "Everyone's Gonna Get High"
07 Sleigh Bells: "Infinity Guitars" *
08 Tegan & Sara: "Fool to Cry" *
09 The Echo-Friendly: "Same Mistakes"
10 Icona Pop: "I Love It"
11 Belle & Sebastian: "I Don't Love Anyone"
12 The Troggs: "With a Girl Like You" *
13 Fleet Foxes: "Montezuma"
14 Oh Land: "White Nights"
15 Generationals: "Yours Forever" *
16 The Vaccines: "Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)"
17 Lia Ices: "Love Is Won"
18 Michael Penn: "On Your Way"

* = Digital edition only.

This article is related to: Features, Girls, Lena Dunham


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates