Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Thomas Anderson Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Thomas Anderson WB Reveals Full DC Slate Through 2020, Including Two 'Justice League' Pics, 'Wonder Woman,' 'Green Lantern' & More WB Reveals Full DC Slate Through 2020, Including Two 'Justice League' Pics, 'Wonder Woman,' 'Green Lantern' & More Brad Bird Explains Why He Passed On Directing 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Brad Bird Explains Why He Passed On Directing 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Shia LaBeouf Cut His Own Face, Fought The Cast & Got A Tooth Pulled Making 'Fury' Shia LaBeouf Cut His Own Face, Fought The Cast & Got A Tooth Pulled Making 'Fury' Robert Downey Jr. To Join Chris Evans In ‘Captain America 3’ Which Will Help Launch A New Phase Of Marvel Robert Downey Jr. To Join Chris Evans In ‘Captain America 3’ Which Will Help Launch A New Phase Of Marvel BFI London Film Festival Review: Susanne Bier's Long-Delayed 'Serena' Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper BFI London Film Festival Review: Susanne Bier's Long-Delayed 'Serena' Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Oscar Buzz: Who's Going To Challenge For Best Actress This Year? Oscar Buzz: Who's Going To Challenge For Best Actress This Year? Robert Downey Jr. Says Superhero Films Are Becoming “Old" And Showing "Signs Of Fraying Around The Edges” Robert Downey Jr. Says Superhero Films Are Becoming “Old" And Showing "Signs Of Fraying Around The Edges” Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 6 ‘Devil You Know’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 6 ‘Devil You Know’ Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Nick Cave Scoring 'West Of Memphis,' Laura Veirs Tunes Up 'Hello I Must Be Going' & More Sundance Sounds

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 25, 2012 at 1:24PM

While Park City continues to buzz with celebs and films and the festival heads into its final weekend, let's take a moment take our eyes off the movies, and instead open up our ears. As it turns out, a good handful of the movies at the Sundance Film Festival are being powered by the music of some pretty impressive performers.
2
PHOTO Nick Cave Scoring 'West Of Memphis,' Laura Veirs Tunes Up 'Hello I Must Be Going' & More Sundance Sounds

While Park City continues to buzz with celebs and films and the festival heads into its final weekend, let's take a moment take our eyes off the movies, and instead open up our ears. As it turns out, a good handful of the movies at the Sundance Film Festival are being powered by the music of some pretty impressive performers.

Kicking things off, TwentyFourBit has learned that the eternally awesome Nick Cave has teamed up with his Grinderman, Dirty Three and Bad Seeds bandmate and "The Road" co-composer Warren Ellis, to tune up the Peter Jackson-prodcued, Amy Berg-directed "West of Memphis." Of course, as you know, the film is an in-depth chronicle of the saga of the West Memphis Three, with the film bringing forth fresh evidence pointing toward the real perpetrator of the crimes. But that's not the only movie where we'll be hearing music from Cave, as last year he confirmed he'd been tuning up "The Wettest County" for longtime collaborator John Hillcoat. Two movies with music from one of our favorite musicians? 2012 is looking up already.

"Hello I Must Be Going"
Sundance "Hello I Must Be Going"

Meanwhile, Portland-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs has provided a handful of songs to "Love Liza" director Todd Louiso's "Hello I Must Be Going." Her particular brand of melancholic yet lush songs are a perfect fit for the film about a 35-year-old woman in the midst of a life crisis, who moves back home and falls into a relationshiop with a 19-year-old. As Louiso told us in a recent interview, the film mostly features previously released songs, but she did record one new tune for the movie.

Keeping in that indie spirit, Fruit Bats member Eric D. Johnson and Vetiver leader Andy Cabic have teamed to score the festival sensation "Smashed," the alcoholism drama starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Johnson has been busy in the past year on composing work, contributing to Max Winkler's "Ceremony" and last year's Sundance crowd pleaser "Our Idiot Brother." And pairing up with folk styling of Cabic fits right in his already roots-driven wheelhouse.

Smashed

Band and multimedia collective Fall On Your Sword have also been busy. They tuned up Brit Marling's "Another Earth" and return to Sundance this year with two scores, one for Ry Russo-Young's "Nobody Walks" and the other for "28 Motel Rooms." The former stars John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie Dewitt and more, and centers on a young woman whose stay with a family in Los Angeles changes the lives of everyone around her. The latter stars Chris Messina whose one-night stand in a distant city turns into something more.

Former Luna bandmates Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips continue their foray into film scoring (which has included Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale"), by composing the tunes for "Price Check." The Parker Posey-starring film finds her playing a supermarket chain pricing executive who shakes up the life of her employee, whose dreams of working in the music industry are fading.

Final notes: The hunger-in-America documentary "Finding North" has tunes from T. Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars (who both feature on the "Hunger Games" soundtrack); short film "Long Distance Information" has an assist from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys while the long awaited Paul Dano drama "For Ellen" has a score from minimalist Icelandic composer and producer, Johann Johannsson.

This article is related to: Nick Cave, West Of Memphis, T. Bone Burnett, Sundance 2012 News


The Playlist

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


E-Mail Updates