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10 SXSW Soundtracks To Look Out For Including Scores By Members Of Pearl Jam, Vampire Weekend, Menomena, Tortoise & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2012 2:31 PM
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SXSW is barely 24 hours away from starting (catch up with part one and part two of our preview pieces here), and at this point, it's important to be reminded that one of the things that makes it unique is a particular focus on the crossover between music and film, something that's been a particular interest of ours since the very earliest days of The Playlist. It doesn't just have a whole sidebar dedicated to music documentaries (with this year's batch including films around LCD Soundsystem, Paul Simon and Big Star), and a music festival that runs alongside, but it also seems to attract a disproportionate number of scores by indie and rock musicians to its fictional entries.

Exclusive: Poster Debut for SXSW Film 'Pavilion' Featuring Songs from The Sea & Cake's Sam Prekop

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 8, 2012 12:02 PM
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As the residents of Austin gird their loins for the influx of humanity attending the film/music/interactive festival starting tomorrow, today we have the poster debut from one of the opening night films, "Pavilion," written and directed by Tim Sutton. The score and soundtrack features Sam Prekop from The Sea & Cake, offering up more of his ethereal, sophisticated pop. You can check out one of the songs, "The Eve," below courtesy of Stereogum, and can plug in your email to receive "Arizona," another tune from the film. The songs seem to conjure the atmospheric sense of longing the film seems to be going for, in the story of a teenager's summer with his father in Arizona. The official synopsis reads:

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