Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki 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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth 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.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates