New Moon Composer Wins Award

According to Variety, New Moon composer, Alexandre Desplat, has been named Composer of the Year for his work on a variety of films including New Moon.

Via TwilightPoison

New Moon’s Oscar Potential

According to MTV’s Hollywood Crush, the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (a.k.a. the people who put on The Academy Awards every year) announced their shortlist of nominees for Best Original Song. Lykke Li’s “Possibility” from “New Moon” was included on the list.”

Now as great as this sounds, MTV clarifies what the ironically named “short list” means. “a bit of perspective should be laid out. The “shortlist” rings in at 63 songs, which makes us think the long list must have comprised of just about every song included in a film this year.”

New Moon Soundtrack Rocks the Charts!

According to HitFix:

“Just as we surmised this weekend, the soundtrack to “Twilight Saga: New Moon” slides up 2-1 this week on The Billboard 200 new album sales chart, after going through its first full week of sales. Led by all-new tracks from Death Cab For Cutie, the Killers and Thom Yorke, “New Moon” sold 153,000 copies this week, a 33% increase.

It was beat out last week by Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love,” which falls to No. 3 this week on 102,000 sales.”

Read the rest of the numbers on Hit Fix

Rolling Stone Reviews The New Moon Soundtrack

Rolling Stone of all places “gets it”. In our opinion, so many media folks don’t understand the appeal, or only get it in the most cursory of ways. Check out what Rolling Stone had to say:

“It’s a shame John Hughes didn’t live to hear the New Moon soundtrack — it’s a Pretty in Pink for our vampire-crazed times. Indeed, if Hughes were making a Breakfast Club 2010, Molly Ringwald’s detention buddies would have to include a vampire, a zombie, a werewolf and whatever Judd Nelson was. As any goth girl can tell you, undead dudes are way cooler than the flesh-and-blood kind.

The genius of the Twilight saga is the way it celebrates the passion of the all-American fang hag, with Robert Pattinson as the perfect plasma-slurping pinup boy: He’s hot, he’s sexy, and he’s undead. So New Moon is a movie soundtrack, but it’s also a concept album about the bond between teenage girls and their imaginary bloodsucker boyfriends.”

Read the rest on Rolling Stone.

New Moon Soundtrack Out Today!

Here’s a reminder from Summit:

“It’s finally here – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack is in stores TODAY! Head out to any store to pick it up, or get it on iTunes with bonus tracks here! http://j.mp/OFPpx

You can also head out to Hot Topic tonight at 7pm to be part of the Soundtrack Release Parties!! All Hot Topic locations will be playing the soundtrack in its entirety, plus you can hear exclusive messages directly from the soundtrack artists. If you buy your copy of the soundtrack during these parties you will get a special NEW MOON gift! Click here for more information.

The soundtrack features all original and exclusive music from artists including Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Muse, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent and more! Visit (www.newoonthesoundtrack.com) to learn more about the soundtrack.

In case you need one more reason to run out and buy it this weekend, it has recently been revealed that the CD booklet will fold out into a Cullen poster. See the image to the left.

Amazon has a deal for today, $4.99 download. TY to Holly for pointing that out!

New Moon Soundtrack on MySpace

This just in from the MySpace Community:

MYSPACE MUSIC PREMIERES THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK IN ITS ENTIRETY

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Listen to every song from The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack days before it hits stores! Today MySpace Music officially premieres the highly anticipated soundtrack in its entirety. Visit the ‘In The News’ blog on MySpace Music for the details: http://music.myspace.com

All songs are currently available for free streaming on the official MySpace profile for The Twilight Saga: New Moon: www.myspace.com/twilight.

Hear original music created especially for the soundtrack under music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas by some of today’s most sought after musicians. The track listing is as follows:

    • 1. Death Cab For Cutie- Meet Me On The Equinox
    • 2. Band of Skulls- Friends
    • 3. Thom Yorke- Hearing Damage
    • 4. Lykke Li- Possibility
    • 5. The Killers- A White Demon Love Song
    • 6. Anya Marina- Satellite Heart
    • 7. Muse- I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)
    • 8. Bon Iver and St. Vincent- Rosyln
    • 9. 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 (featuring Victoria Legrand)- Slow Life
    • 14. Editors- No Sound But the Wind
    • 15. Alexandre Desplat- New Moon (The Meadow)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack will be released on October 16 by Chop Shop/Atlantic Records.

Soundtrack Release Moved Up

This press release just in from Summit Entertainment:

“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK
NEW RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, Chop Shop/Atlantic have announced a new release date for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. By far the most anticipated soundtrack of the year, the compilation will now be released this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, four days earlier than originally scheduled. Last year’s TWILIGHT SOUNDTRACK debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. It has remained on the Billboard 200 chart for 48 consecutive weeks.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon hits theatres nationwide Friday, November 20th.

For more information, visit www.newmoonthesoundtrack.com and www.newmoonthemovie.com.”

Lykke Li: How She Got Hooked With New Moon

Lykke Li wasn’t hooked until she saw a rough cut of New Moon and then she was onboard for the soundtrack. Check out her video and interview on MTV.

Anya Marina: What It’s Like To Get That Call

Anya Marina tells Chop Shop what it’s like to realize you’re being considered for and then getting on the New Moon soundtrack. Anya’s   ‘Satellite Heart.’ debuted earlier this week exclusively through MySpace, and you can listen to it at www.myspace.com/anyamarina. It’s currently available on ITunes when you preorder the soundtrack.

…I heard all sorts of my favorite bands were being considered for the soundtrack (Thom Yorke, Death Cab, Grizzly Bear, etc). In fact, on the day of my own private screening, as I walked in, The Killers were making their way out.

oh.

em.

gee.

Suffice it to say, the movie was great and I got really inspired to adapt a new song I’d been working on to suit Bella and Edward and their whole drama. I got together with my friend, producer [and mixer on Slow & Steady...] Ken Andrews, and we recorded a pretty mean version of a new song called “Satellite Heart.””

Get the rest on Chopshop Via TA

You can now preorder the soundtrack and get some great bonus material as well. [Read more...]

New Moon Soundtrack Listing Finalized

If you preordered a New Moon soundtrack, than you probably just received an email detailing what songs and artists are on the soundtrack.

NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK
TRACK LIST

1. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX

2. BAND OF SKULLS – FRIENDS

3. THOM YORKE – HEARING DAMAGE

4. LYKKE LI – POSSIBILITY

5. THE KILLERS – A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG

6. ANYA MARINA – SATELLITE HEART

7. MUSE – I BELONG TO YOU (
NEW MOON)

8. BON IVER & ST. VINCENT – ROSYLN

9. 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)

Which are you most looking forward to?

Via TA