Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack (AKA when Indie goes Mainstream)
We had our warnings. All the proper signs. First there was Garden State, popularizing brooding indie-rock to a whole new generation of college-aged girls (and saving their lives too!). Soon after the OC, Gossip Girls, hell even Grey’s Anatomy followed, each taking the time to offer up Modest Mouse type b-sides in service of teen angst and open-heart surgeries. But now we’ve all entered a whole new era: indie-rock is now, no-doubts-about-it, mainstream.
Released earlier today is the official tracklist for the soundtrack to Twilight: New Moon, the second film in America’s newest (and favorite-est) vampire series ever – sorry Buffy fans! Actually, to be more accurate, it’d be better described as America’s favorite current series period (vampire or not). After all, few movies have been as hyped or as anticipated as this one. Hell, the world premiere for its theatrical trailer was the featured highlight of the VMAs. Well it was before the now infamous “Kanye Incident” that is. Point is: this series is HUGE. Especially amongst teenage girls.
And it’s amongst that demographic that indie-rock (as well as indie-tronica and whatever else is on this disc) will find a new home. Yep, that same demographic that used to buy Britney Spears CDs en masse? They’ll now be buying LPs by the likes of Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, and, Lord help us all, Animal Collective. So folks, enjoy your indie while you can, cause once the dreaded “teeny-bopper” (oh no!) has latched on to your scene, well, that’s that. After all, isn’t the whole point of listening to a “Grizzly Bear” to let your peers know you’re better than all that? (Can’t really imagine a reason otherwise).
Anyway, have at it. The official Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack tracklisting:
01 Death Cab for Cutie – “Meet Me on the Equinox”
02 Band of Skulls – “Friends”
03 Thom Yorke – “Hearing Damage”
04 Lykke Li – “Possibility”
05 The Killers – “A White Demon Love Song”
06 Anya Marina – “Satellite Heart”
07 Muse – “I Belong to You (New Moon Remix)”
08 Bon Iver and St. Vincent – “Rosyln”
09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Done All Wrong”
10 Hurricane Bells – “Monsters”
11 Sea Wolf – “The Violet Hour”
12 OK Go – “Shooting the Moon”
13 Grizzly Bear – “Slow Life”
14 Editors – “No Sound But the Wind”
15 Alexandre Desplat – “New Moon (The Meadow)”