The Killers, Grizzly Bear confirmed for ‘New Moon’ soundtrack

09.17.09 8 years ago

Representatives for The Killers and Grizzly Bear have confirmed that each will be included on the “Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack, according to an article in the New York Times.

“New Moon” music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who also crafts the music playlists behind “Gossip Girl” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” sat down with the newspaper to chat about crafting the tracklist, which will be revealed unto the world tomorrow (Sept. 18). 

Patsavas declined to comment on the two above mentioned bands, and mentioned she was “confident” that Thom Yorke, Bon Iver and Band of Skulls — three acts that “New Moon” director Chris Weitz exclusively revealed to HitFix as participants — would be in the final cut.

“This is a much more somber movie than ‘Twilight,'” Patsavas said of the first film. “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. This soundtrack definitely feels a bit more indie than the last one.”

Her company/label Chop Shop is releasing the album on Oct. 20, in conjunction with Atlantic.

We’ve already tried to tell you a few times what a phenomenal band Grizzly Bear is. Plus, the band has gotten some love from Jay-Z and Beyonce, and even had a song makeover by none other than Michael McDonald.

As many “Twilight” junkies know, Death Cab For Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox” — the soundtrack’s first single — was released to MTV during the MTV VMAs on Sunday. Listen to the whole track below.

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