“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is one of the most feverishly anticipated film releases of the fall (out November 20), and with it comes one of the most talked-about soundtracks since, well, last year’s “Twilight” soundtrack. One song has already been unleashed, as Death Cab for Cutie unveiled their contribution “Meet Me on the Equinox” on MTV.com during Sunday’s VMAs. The full track list will be announced Friday, but there are already more details emerging about the album, due out October 20.
Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas told The New York Times that she was “confident” the soundtrack would include already-rumored tracks from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, wintry indie folker Bon Iver and British alt-rockers Band of Skulls. Citing “group representatives,” the Times also asked about rumors that the Killers and Grizzly Bear would have songs on the soundtrack, but Patsavas would not comment on either band.
She did talk about the album’s thematic elements, though, explaining that it would be married to the film much closer than the “Twilight” soundtrack was. “This is a much more somber movie than ‘Twilight,’ ” Patsavas said. “There is a lot of love lost, so the artists that are going to make up the soundtrack reflect that longing — a lot of acoustic instruments, a lot of a cappella singing.”
When the “Twilight” soundtrack was released last year, it was brought to Hot Topic stores for premiere listening parties, but this time around, they hope to take the promotion up a notch: Atlantic Records, the label that distributes the soundtracks, plans to do a tour of Hot Topics with some of the contributing artists in tow.
In addition to premiering the Death Cab song, MTV News confirmed on Sunday thatMuse were finalists for making the “New Moon” soundtrack. Following the inclusion of their “Supermassive Black Hole” in the “Twilight” album, this which would make them the only band to appear on both movies’ soundtracks.