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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.

Indie Rock Jazzbos Tortoise Score 'Blair Witch' Director Eduardo Sánchez's 'Lovely Molly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2011 10:23 AM
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If you were on a college campus or were hip to what's cool in the mid-nineties, you knew about Tortoise. The Chicago-based indie band fused krautrock, jazz, electronica and god knows what else into a unique instrumental stew that inspired legions of imitators as well as a devoted following that continues to this day. To be honest, we haven't really kept up with the band since Standards but their self-titled debut and its followup Millions Now Living Will Never Die are staples for any record collection. The band have continued to evolve over the years adding new shades and dimensions to their sound, and now, they've added a film score to their list of accomplishments.

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