'The Art Of Getting By' Soundtrack Features The Shins, Pavement, French Kicks, Leonard Cohen & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 7, 2011 5:20 AM
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No, This Isn't The 'Garden State 2' Soundtrack


If you don't recall "The Art of Getting By," you might remember it by its former title, "Homework," or by the indie-paint-by-numbers trailer that landed a little while ago. At any rate, looking like a borderline cliché of a Sundance film, the soundtrack details have arrived and it looks like if you're between the ages of 24-35, this movie is for you.

Boasting a name-check worthy tracklisting -- if you were a college radio programmer at least five years ago -- the set kicks off with The Shins' cover of the Postal Service track "We Will Become Silhouettes." We get another cover not as good as the original with Mates of State tackling Belle & Sebastian's "Sleep the Clock Around." Remember Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, that Pitchfork-approved band with the guy who had the excruciating singing voice? They're on here too with their popular tune "The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth." Old timers will reminisce with Pavement's "Here," while Leonard Cohen drops by as the requisite Old Timer classing up the joint considerably with "Winter Lady."

The soundtrack gets both a digital and physical release on June 14th, with the film arriving a few days later on June 17th. Check out the full tracklist below and some clips of the songs.

"The Art Of Getting By" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. We Will Become Silhouettes – The Shins
2. We Drink on the Job – Earlimart
3. Sally’s Theme – Alex Puro
4. Sleep the Clock Around – Mates of State
5. This Momentary – Delphic
6. Christmas Break – Alec Puro
7. Winter Lady – Leonard Cohen
8. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9. Sally’s Bedroom – Alec Puro
10. Spitting Fire – The Boxer Rebellion
11. Here – Pavement
12. The Trial of the Century – French Kicks

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6 Comments

  • harYo | January 31, 2012 1:41 AMReply

    OH MY GOD ....this so beautyfull movie ever I see

  • kristin | December 26, 2011 12:06 PMReply

    this movie is amazing & so is the soundtrack

  • darci | June 28, 2011 10:37 AMReply

    Aaaah The Shins cover of "We Will Become Silhouettes" was great. Also I almost cried at the end when they played "The Trial of the Century" that's also my favorite French Kicks song

  • Smash Tit-house | June 7, 2011 11:35 AMReply

    yeah those last two tracks are two of my favorite songs. shame this movie looks fairly bland.

  • Ryan | June 7, 2011 8:44 AMReply

    I think the problem with Garden State wasn't it's soundtrack (which is quite good), but the fact that Zach Braff used a scene in the movie as an ad for his soundtrack.

    As long "The Art of Getting By" doesn't feature Freddie Highmore yelling, "Come on! You and I are mates of state!" I'll be all right.

    Although, the movie still looks lame.

  • gerald | June 7, 2011 7:57 AMReply

    That's my favourite French Kicks tune- just sublime. AND my favourite Pavement toon. Oh my too much indie.

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