Breaking Dawn Pt 2 Soundtrack – The good, the eh, the OMG!

Now with music!

Dear LTT-ers,

It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing, the campers are dry cleaning their Edward blankets, downtown LA is preparing itself, and the new Breaking Dawn Pt 2 Soundtrack was announced! As you probably know I’m a super dork about this stuff and it’s become a tradition for me to break down the soundtrack, give you samples and chat about what we (think we) can expect. (Read: NM, EC, BD1)

Right off the bat, I’m just gonna say the sound of a whoopee cushion deflating played while I read it. I mean Green Day??? Didn’t he just have a fake rehab inducing break down? Didn’t their music play in all my fake punk friends rooms in 8th grade? Oh wells yall, ya know? There were also some jumping around my office and fist pumping and laughing my ass off with UC additions so there’s that. Anyhoo, let’s get it on…

FYI- we created a playlist on Spotify of all the music below so you can follow along!

1. Where I Come From — Passion Pit
If you haven’t been cutting a rug to their 2010 album Manners than you’re house party has been missing out BIG TIME. I mean this is like the best album. Their follow up Gossamer featured the song “Take a Walk” which you might have heard on rock radio. Craaazy. This is gonna be awesome. Video game/electronic/dance-y music + Twilight = Dance-y Moon
Passion Pit on Spotify

Extra Credit: Sleepyhead, The Reeling

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2. Bittersweet — Ellie Goulding
GUYS – this girl pretty much started that whole half head shaved thing and that song everyone’s heard on the radio, Lights, has been out for like two years, so it’s about time she got some shine. Probably took dating Skrillex and the recent influx of dance type music but whatever we’re super glad about this. Song that made me fall in love with Ellie:


Extra Credit: Anything Could Happen.

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3. The Forgotten — Green Day
Guys. You yourselves ranted during your set at the I HEART RADIO fest about being “punk rock” for 20+ years and now you’re on the Twilight soundtrack. I don’t really know what to tell you but… COME ON.

Green Day on being on the Twilight soundtrack
“When we were asked to be part of the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ soundtrack, we readily agreed because the films are an insane cultural phenomenon, and we have always been impressed with the way the ‘Twilight’ soundtracks are so carefully curated.” We also really like money and have a mortgage.

Just because we’ll all be making montages in like a month using this song:


Extra Credit (just go dig through your CDs from junior high/high school): Basketcase

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4. Fire In The Water — Feist
Welcome back Leslie! You probably best know Feist aka Leslie from this song 1234, aka that totally Twee but we loved it song from that iPod commercial back in 2007 that you could never get out of your head. You’re welcome for this, AGAIN.

Leslie was also in another kick ass band, Broken Social Scene. She’s been a bit off the radar for a while but this is a welcome treat, we’ll see if she goes twee or back to her AWESOME Mushabloom/Let it Die/etc roots.


Extra Credit: Feel it All
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5. Everything And Nothing — The Boom Circuits
And now we come to my first: “WHO THE HALE???” of the soundtrack. From my Googling they have 2 EP’s out and 87 followers on Twitter. So if I’m doing the math right, LTT has more followers than a band on the soundtrack. Is this going to be another Cider Sky/Mammoth whatever moment on the soundtrack? Perhaps… looks like they’ve had a song or two on some ABC Family show called The Lying Game which cements my idea that they’re probably library music writers/music editors who have a side project aka sorta poppy, innocuous music that a music supervisor can use and not spend a billion dollars on licensing something the general (and not so general) public might recognize.


After listening to this I’m convinced Owl City has a side project where the side project’s music sounds exactly like the original band’s music.

Extra Credit: Go to their website and learn who the HALE they are.

6. The Antidote — St. Vincent
We all remember the beautiful St. Vincent aka Annie Clark (aka dream lover of so many boys I know) from the AMAZING (like the top of the heap) New Moon Soundtrack where she dueted with another dream lover, Bon Iver. God, the New Moon soundtrack seems like a distant dream now, I mean Bon Iver on this now after all his success? We wish. Anyhoo, enjoy some Annie:


Extra Credit: Go re-listen to Roslyn and cry your freaking eyes out.

7. Speak Up — POP ETC
So it took me Googling “Pop ETC” to figure out the AWESOME band The Morning Benders renamed themselves POP ETC. WTF???! Where they on a Morning Bender and decided they needed a less cool, awful name like Pop ETC? ANYWAY The Morning Benders/Pop ETC are flipping rad and you should enjoy one of my most favorite songs via their Yours Truly session:


Guys. If Pop ETC is anything like The Morning Benders were than they’re gonna be one of your new favorites. Like actually buy an album/go to a show favorite.

Extra Credit: Stitches, Keep It For Your Own (Pop Etc)

8. Heart of Stone — Iko
After a good Google and a good listen I’ve come to this conclusion regarding Iko: This is some depressing, slit your wrists shit. And who doesn’t like that?? No, really. I do.


Enjoy this weird non-official video featuring Mickey Rooney.

9. Cover Your Tracks — A Boy and His Kite
So I guess A Boy and His Kite is really this dude called Dave Wilton. Pro tip: If you wanna be freaked out by dad-esque looking dudes Google Image Search “Dave Wilton.” You’re welcome!

This is another one of those “where do they find these people?” moments but I’m way less annoyed because Dave (I call him Dave) sounds way less like Owl City then those other dudes.


Extra Credit: Listen to a few clips Dave has posted on his website, “It’s Racing” is pretty lovely. And defs listen to the song I found on some charity album on the Spotify playlist.

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10. Ghosts — James Vincent McMorrow
DUDE. Guys. Welcome to one of my favorites of the sad bastard genre that I love so much. He’s Irish, he’s talented, he makes you cry (in a good way) he’s lovely. I kinda wanted him to remain my private dancer/musician but hey I’m glad he’s getting this kind of exposure.


Extra Credit: EVERYTHING!!! If I Had A Boat
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11. All I’ve Ever Needed — Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
HAHAAHAHAHAH GUYS! I can’t. UC and I are just on the edge of our seats waiting for this one.

I mean they seem like lovely, lovely people but this is like so great, just makes me think of those legendary hotel “jam sessions” during the original Twilight and how this is probably like a wet dream for her.
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12. New For You — Reeve Carney
You guys this is the Spiderman guy. No, not Andrew Garfield or Toby MacGuire Spiderman guy, we’re talking the now defunct Broadway “Turn Off The Dark” Spiderman guy who also has been rumored to be roaming around town with our pal Ashley Greene! Oh man, connections!


Extra Credit: The “Turn Off The Dark” Soundtrack, Rise Above (with Bono)

13. A Thousand Years (Part Two) – Christina Perri
Part TWO??? In case you forgot Part ONE…

“Time has brought your heart to me// I have loved you// for a thousand years// I’ll love you for a thousand more.” Play this back to back with Green Day up there and I’ll bawl my eyes out. I kinda gave Christina Perri shit last time around when I heard she was going to be on the soundtrack but I gotta hand it to her, the original was catchy, I now always sing along. This might also be because I heard it 3470329423094 times at last years Breaking Dawn Convention but whatever, this is a compliment.

14. Plus Que Ma Propre Vie — Carter Burwell
And then we all cried because it’s the quote off Renesme’s locket. AHHHH WAAAAAHHH!!! We all know I’m not the President of Carter Burwell’s fan club, probably his use of the guitar SO MUCH, but ya know it’s full circle at this point so good on him.


Most memorable cue for me from OG Twilight.

So there we have it friends! I was (sorta) nice and as always I am genuinely looking forward to the new soundtrack and seeing what new gems we’ll get this time around. See you at the stores (online) November 13th and at the inevitable upcoming tiny tour of the lesser knowns!

37 Days!
Themoonisdown

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Read our past Soundtrack preview posts:  New MoonEclipseBreaking Dawn Pt 1. Or just read the music category for some awesome crap.

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Breaking Dawn Pt 1 Soundtrack – Let’s Discuss

November 8th!

Dear LTT-ers,

So it’s become a bit of a tradition (1, 2) for us to delve into the Twilight soundtrack after they’re announced because well, we love music… and I work in it. What isn’t to like about tearing apart the track listing and artists and see what we can learn about the film from it… aka make wild guesses and assumptions.

At first glance I’m intrigued this is definitely NOT the same vibe as New Moon and Eclipse with it’s “indie” (vom, I hate that word) esque sensibilities and thoughtful inclusions… this is almost more in the vein of the first Twi soundtrack minus the mid 90s vibe of Collective Soul etc. *shudder* I think the thing we need to remember going into this is that music in film is meant to enhance a mood or feeling in a scene and to help tell the story without being a total distraction (and come in under budget).

So we’re back at it again with the Chop Shop crew at the helm with Bill Condon so let’s see what they’ve brought us…

1.  The Joy Formidable – Endtapes
This is one I was excited to see because I’ve been listening to their album The Big Roar for the last year. Though they’re not my end all be all, I’m glad they were included because they’re the type of artist I would expect on a Twilight Sountrack. I’m assuming this will be some type of upbeat scene with driving or running or maybe when Bella gets out of the car at the gas station at the beginning of BD. Ya know, if we’re being literal.

Listen:

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2.  Angus & Julia Stone – Love Will Take You
Lovely little brother and sister duo on Nettwerk another lovely little label. Their music has been on a bunch of  CW shows and Greys Anatomy so this isn’t a big surprise of a pick… but they’re kinda snoozeville to me. They seem like one of those bands that was put together for the sole purpose of inclusion on soundtracks and tv shows: innocuous, girl with a baby voice, sounds nice in the background, easy to clear, that sorta thing. I’m sure they’re nice folks and all but Zzzzzzzzzz. I see this in some sort of chill scene maybe the morning after! Heh heh!
Listen:

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3.  Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
Ok, so I don’t hate it like UC hates it… she says she can’t even listen to it all the way through. It’s not awful… I wouldn’t kick it out of bed but I’m not ready to spoon with it either.

Some thoughts to settle the crowd down a little: All other lead singles (Twi excluded) haven’t even been featured IN the movie, only over the credits. SO if you hate it THAT much you can just run out before the credits roll. It’s probably a move to get more radio play for the soundtrack and in turn more moola. It’s not like Death Cab and Muse were being played 40 times during Ryan Seacrest’s morning show, so who better to choose as the single than the dude who’s basically PRINTING cash based off his publishing on his songwriting and chart topping songs this last year.

If it’s included in an actual scene, this feels like first dance or dance with Jacob material to me. Vulture is calling it Twilight’s version of “Kiss From a Rose,” I’m also feeling Robin Hood’s “Everything I do, I do it for you” or The Three Muskateers “All for Love.” All of these were massive radio hits which goes back to my theory on why this is the single: CASH. Der. Too bad they couldn’t get Bryan Adams, Sting and Rod Stewart to reunite one more time to create the BD song. I know my mom would have been pumped.

Listen to the actual song! Or buy it on itunes

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This is SO long we need a cut! Follow the jump for ALL 15 tracks!
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Stacey vs Stacey and the Eclipse Soundtrack

While we’re STILL Fishin’ our friends Stacey & Stacey talk the Eclipse soundtrack (and UC hijacks the conversation once or twice)

Dear Eclipse Soundtrack,

Stacey (East Coast) suggested we review you. I (West Coast Stacey/ snowwhitedrifted) jumped at the chance to be caught in the wake of someone else’s good idea. A little background on us: We are talking out of our a$$es when conducting a music review. Stacey (East Coast) likes the indie band stuff with a bit of sass on the Twilight soundtracks . I, snowwhitedrifted, like the dark/ moody/ indie kind of stuff. Let’s just put that disclaimer in there because we know everyone’s tastes are different. So can 2 graphic designers/ex theater majors offer any insight into the Eclipse soundtrack? Probably not, but we wrote you a letter anyway.

Stacey: Eclipse (All Yours) – Metric: Ahh…Bella’s theme. Girl power anthem just like Paramore’s songs in Twilight. I have been know to skip this one. I am sure the New Moon soundtrack had one of those too, but I only bought the Death Cab For Cutie track on that one. Isn’t the lead singer married to Zooey Deschanel? I think I have a girl crush on her. Wait a sec! I have a replacement band for this one. How about Zooey’s band She & Him. That would be great.
snowwhitedrifted: I skip this one too. But I too love Zooey. Do you think she ever looks in the mirror and sees Katy Perry?
UC: I HATE YOU BOTH. You know I’d go fake lesbian (and probably real) for Emily Haines from Metric ANY DAY.

Stacey: Neutron Star Collision – Muse: I know Stephenie hearts them, but not so much with this girl. But why? I finally realized that they sound like Queen. Seth Green Jr. forced me to watch ESPN when the song We Are The Champions came on with it’s soaring guitars. My three-year old likes it, but she also loves the Wiggles.
snowwhitedrifted: Yup, it’s a Muse song all right.
I’ll see your Wiggles and raise you a Fresh Beat Band.

Stacey: Didn’t Alice say that she was going to give those Fork kids what they want? That means Ludacris or The Black Eyed Peas. Just to hear Mike Newton yell, ” Holla! I need to crunk old dirty South style!” would have made Eclipse magical for me.
snowwhitedrifted: Yorkie totes has Bieber Fever. I mean c’mon , look at the bangs.

Stacey: Ours- The Bravery: Not bad. But for fun, let’s put in Pete Yorn, even Pete Yorn with Scarlett Johannson. ‘Cause I heart him, as much as Stephenie hearts Muse. *cough* Breaking Dawn *cough*
snowwhitedrifted: This one skips in my car, so I don’t listen to it. Wow, I’m down 3 for 3. Good reviewing on my part!

Stacey: Heavy In Your Arms- Florence and the Machine: Amazingly, I have not one smart a** comment about this song. I just like it.
snowwhitedrifted: This is my kind of song. Yearn-y and tragic. Where on earth was it in the movie? Why wasn’t it used when Jacob is carrying Bella? Just a little literal reference for kicks. Oh wait, maybe becaue Bella isn’t heavy. Side note: It could also be the girl’s answer to Timber Timbres’ “Lay Down in the Tall Grass”. I guess I just associate both songs with moving dead bodies.

Stacey: My Love-Sia: Pretty song that makes me think of dead people. You see, Breathe Me by Sia, was the last song of Six Feet Under where the whole cast croaks. Now every Sia song makes me think about that. Funny full circle though. Sia =Six Feet Under=Alan Ball=True Blood=Vampires=Twilight=Sia.
snowwhitedrifted: Great circle, Stace! Awe, the Leg Hitch song. Again, yearn-y and tragic, Love it. It makes me a little sad though, since I really want Edward Bella’s engagement ring.
UC: WHOA 6 feet under spoiler alert people! One of these days I do plan to have a major surgery where I’m going to catch up on all this TV I’ve missed!

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Where are they now? All our old favorites edition!

Dear LTT-ers,

Anytime I hear Lady Gaga’s song “Pokerface” I inevitably think of AmanDUH and I get sad. She was a legend in her own time and then deleted her YouTube account before we barely knew her. Well we KNEW her kitchen and her hallway with the bed sheet strung up and we DEFINITELY knew her “special” husband she made dress us as Edward in their backyard but we didn’t get to see her mature into her artistry. And that got me thinking about all our other old Twilight favorites that we loved and talked about so much… what are they doing now? Are they happy? Do they think back on us and Twilight with fond memories?

So I decided to do a little research and see what our old pals are up to.

How I’ll always think of Michael

Oregano – Michael Angarano will ALWAYS be the Young William in Almost Famous and for that I will always love him and I truly have high hopes that he will or maybe has escaped the Kristen/Robsten nonsense he was aparty too. I heard some rumors of him and Emma Roberts being an item and that would account for the frosty exchange between Rob and Emma on Leno but I don’t care enough to research this. So I’ll take the easy route… from the looks of IMDB he is busy like a bee, but not too much to pace in front of my favorite coffee shop a few weeks ago. My friends had to restrain me from asking what REALLY happened and what Cathi is REALLY like and if Nikki was REALLY involved in the whole final breakdown and if he can get me Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel and Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s numbers.

Catherine Hardwicke – Besides being asked to make appearances at all TGIFriday’s grand openings in the continental US because she’s such a huge supporter of the chain restaurant our dear Jamaican vacation loving cougar is directing movies again! With Billy Burke as a character in her new period piece movie, Red Ridinghood, I wonder if she’ll make him grow a killer pornstache or walk around with a sword in one hand and a can of Vitamin R in the other. Whatever it is we know she’s already got the Lukas Haas/Amanda Seyfried audition tape from her groovy bedroom in Venice Beach on LOCKDOWN.

Sage – Formerly of super group Sage and the Dills. Ok, maybe not super group. But according to Nikki Reed herself she directed Sage’s video for a song which I’m sure I don’t care about but features Nikki’s “friend” Johnny Flynn. Why, Johnny WHY?!

AmanDUH - Oh Amanduh… where for art thou AmandUH?! You made us love you with your renditions of songs from the Twilight soundtrack, your dramatic reading of chapters from Twilight and who can forget the music video you did with your special Husband? We miss you! Where did you go? I did some light googling and found our girl is STILL at it only she runs her own fansite… HER own fansite the Amadah fansite and has like 5 youtube accounts. And I’m sad to report I think she may have left “Special Edward” and the kids in that apartment, changed her name and is now a porn star with a guido looking boyfriend. Maybe. These are my conclusions after my google research.


(if someone can figure out wtf that black line over her lip is, I’ll give you an award)
She’s also decided to honor The Runaways and obviously Kristen’s portrayal of Joan Jett with this stunning hair and makeup job. Though NOT a mullet (amateur!) she does have the pleather painted on! ALL HAIL AMANDUH! She’s back… or at least until she finds out I embedded her video here.

All my fave DILF moments, minus the orange pants

Chris Weitz – The man, the DILF, the legend. He made it alright for us to hope for something better than the Twilight movie. Under his careful guidance and sexy scarves we dared to hope for better FX, better wigs and NO spider monkeys. We got 2 of the 3. And we’re forever grateful. Chris paved the way for David Slade to take the reins and OWN Eclipse HARD. We can now only cross our fingers for Bill Condon’s vision for Breaking Dawn and thank Chris Weitz for paving the way. But what is our ol lover up to these days? He famously said he was going to retire after he finished “The Gardener” but by the looks of his IMDB he’s looking sexy as hale AND he’s linked to FOUR new projects that are “in development.” One of these is officially the best movie ever based on it’s title: “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.” Whatever Chris Weitz ends up doing I’ll always want to give him a hug for making New Moon.

Where will the Bananager and David Slade and Xaiver Samuel end up and all our other latest favorites? Do we think anyone will end up on a future season of Celebrity Rehab? Here’s hoping not unless they have Rehab for an addiction to chain restaurant Italian food. Ahem.

Off to watch a billion AmanDUH  videos!
Themoonisdown

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New Moon: The Hits and the Misses, Moon’s review part 2

*Missed part one? Read it here*

The wolf's outta the bag

Dear LTT-ers and anyone every having to do with New Moon,

Today we continue on with beating a dead horse aka our reviews of New Moon and this is my part two since I was so long winded the first time around. Wednesday, I started this review by posting what I call the hits and misses of the movie so let’s continue down that path…

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Alrighty smile for the camera, say: "cheee-we'retotallyoblivious towhatsreallygoingoninthistown-eeese"

Hit
The Humans
Once again the humans are really the highlight of the film. Just like in Twilight they bring the funny and the sense of reality. They act like high school students, make stupid (read: awesome) jokes and generally remind us that not everyone is an undercover sensitive, brooding monster. If I had to give props to give one human though I think it would have to be Billy Burke as Charlie, famous ladies man. This time around we actually feel the bond between him and Bella which isn’t cut short with stutter-y phrasing or bad awkward moments. He plays the Dad figure well and you actually feel for him as he tries to comfort Bella. I also noticed in the dream sequence when Bella remembers the Werewolf/Vampire story the person laying on the forest floor is not her but is Charlie (at least I think!) if so, it just further illustrates that she really doesn’t want him to get hurt because of her crazy monster secret life. Awwwww… can’t wait till I see if again to really see if it was Charlie.

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Dizzy, I'm so dizzy my head is spinning Like a whirlpool it never ends And it's You girl makin' it spin

Miss
Dizziness
UC talked about it and I will to, I’m sure it was used as some sort of visual tool to disorient us but I think it worked all TOO WELL. Everytime she trips and falls in the forest I think “here we go again” and get a good grip in my chair because we’re about to take a trip on New Moon the ride now at Universal Studios. Let me off! Let me off! Bellaaaaa, BellAH… Get me off this crazy thing… called love (anyone? anyone?!)

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Excuse me, what did you just say?

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Chemistry between Bella & Jacob
One of my favorite scenes between them is the “break up” scene after Jacob has turned and Bella, tired of getting the dismissal from Billy, goes to find out why he’s been missing. They emote, they stare into each other eyes, they tug at my heart strings, they make me cry. Taylor has probably the best set of puppy dog eyes ever and uses them to kill us every time. How can Bella be immune to THAT?! They really do portray two people who are great friends torn apart by great odds who try to overcome them. I think it’s probably why I lean so heavily in favor of Team Jacob in this movie. There’s really nothing like a true best friend.

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