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Sundance Scores: Jenny Lewis, Flying Lotus, Nick Cave, Willis Earle Beale & More Tune Up Park City Films

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 7, 2014 at 3:45PM

Last week we brought you word that Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boy Ad-Rock where bringing their musical skills to a couple of films headed to Sundance by providing a score (Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" and the baseball flick "No No: A Dockumentary," respectively). Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As you might suspect, the worlds of indie film and indie music aren't so far apart and there will be a lot of music to be heard in the films headed to Park City next week, so let's dive in...
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Last week we brought you word that Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boy Ad-Rock where bringing their musical skills to a couple of films headed to Sundance by providing a score (Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" and the baseball flick "No No: A Dockumentary," respectively). Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As you might suspect, the worlds of indie film and indie music aren't so far apart and there will be a lot of music to be heard in the films headed to Park City next week, so let's dive in...

We previously reported it, but here's another reminder: Jenny Lewis alongside her boyfriend Johnathan Rice are providing the tunes for Anne Hathaway's "Song One" about a PhD student who becomes romantically involved with her brother's favorite musician. First look at the film here.

Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche and Kato Ådland have teamed for "The Sleepwalker," about a young couple who find their lives disrupted by the arrival of a sibling and her fiancé. The soundtrack album will be in stores on January 14th (details here) and you watch the trailer for the film right here.

Who better to score a docudrama about Nick Cave than Nick Cave himself? The bawdy singer is teaming with regular collaborator Warren Ellis for the music for "20,000 Days On Earth" which creates a fictionalized day in his life of the musician. First look at the film right here.

The ever busy Fall On Your Sword reteam with "Another Earth" director Mike Cahill to score his upcoming, "I Origins." Starring Brit Marling and Michael Pitt, the film tells the story of molecular biologist and his lab partner uncover startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it and cause them to question their once-certain beliefs in science and spirituality. First images here.

Experimental folk/blues artist Willis Earl Beale is adding to his growing buzz by starring in and scoring "Memphis." The movie won't find him stepping too far beyond his comfort playing a musician drifting through life, finding happiness, love and more in a film about myths set in a city full of them.

EDM dude Kaskade is bringing the beats for the documentary "Under The Electric Sky" which tells the story of the massive dance/electronica fest Electric Daisy Carnival.

Speaking of electronic music, Flying Lotus will add to his impressive catalog with the score for "Imperial Dreams." The film follows a young, 28-year old writer fresh from jail who have to find his son, while dealing with a family and circumstances that are far beyond "normal." 

Lastly, Nathan Larson, a film composer and the man behind legendary indie band Shudder To Think, is bringing his skills to "Skeleton Twins," the new oddball comedy starring Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig, who play siblings that are reunited after they both cheat death on the same day. First images here.


This article is related to: Sundance Film Festival, 20,000 Days On Earth, Nick Cave, The Sleepwalker, Fall On Your Sword, I Origins, The Skeleton Twins, Soundtrack


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