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

Listen on Spotify!
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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What to do between now and November

Forever… till November!

Dear Twihards,

We still have 56 days till the big dance aka when Breaking Dawn Pt 2 comes out and seriously, thats a long time. Like almost 2 months. What are we supposed to do? Well, have no fear I’ve come up with this short list of stuff for you to do in the mean time.

- Start running suicides to prepare for the running of the Twihards. Aka when they hand out wrist bands for tent city before the premiere.

- Begin your Twilight memories quilt to bring with you to tent city / the midnight screening. Gather up those old (ugly) tshirts from hot topic. That shirt you ripped off Charley bewley at that last twicon. The sam bradly tshirt you drunkenly bought at a concert one night and inevitably never wore. You get the idea.

- Go to the Twilight marathon. Wear you wolf costume or your Bella’s wedding dress. Act out every scene and annoy the movie goers around you.

It totally DOESN’T look like this

- Finish that oatmeal cableknit sweater you started back when you first read Twilight. We have it on good authority that someone who’s names rhymes with “Smedward” will be there wearing a sleeveless one.

- Prepare your most embarrassing questions for the Breaking Dawn Con in LA.  Extra points if they mention “Jacob shirtless,” someone’s boyfriend being english, a mini cooper, or how someone’s love is unbroken. Extra extra points if the trinity actually shows up.

- Reread Midnight Sun. Remember when that was a thing?

- Write your own ending to Midnight Sun. Oh waaaait.

I’m going with the cable knit sweater option. Come quick November 16! COME.QUICK.
Moon

What are you doing in the meantime? Are you coming to LA for the premiere?

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Who wants to run… we mean WATCH a Twilight Marathon?!

Did I win Rob?!

Dear LTT-ers and Twihards alike -

When I texted UC with the news that there would be a HUGE Twilight Marathon the day of the release and she texted me back “rUnk!” I should have known she probably was wine glass high in some Shiraz and wouldn’t get that Summit will be releasing ALL the Twilight movies into the theaters including never before seen footage (!!!) leading up to the midnight release of Breaking Dawn Pt2 but rather she’d read my text and think we’d be running a REAL marathon in November with the rest of the fandom. Well folks, that’s EXACTLY what happened. No joke. UC thought I texted to tell her we’d be throwing on some busted converse, our “Twilighters DO IT better” shirts, Volturi cloaks (what else do you run in?), Bella’s walking cast, and tie Edward’s oatmeal seater around our waists (in case it gets cold) to run the streets with a bunch of Twilight fans. Well, thank God that’s not the case. We’d much rather sit in the dark for 5 hours stuffing popcorn in our mouth holes while yelling out “They’re NOT bears!” than run around LA. In fact we’d much rather this movie marathon turn into a Rock Horror Picture Show version of Twilight but maybe we’ll just have to put that on ourselves. I will be Bella and UC will be the creepy guy in Forks with a motorcycle. We’ll make an usher be Edward. It’s more fun that way.

So after the wine haze cleared we came up with this list of reasons why we’re glad it’s not a REAL marathon and after that you can find more information on the FILM marathon.

You can run in these, right?

1. We’d have to partcipiate. Right?
2. Running with Twilight parafalia or an Edward cut out strapped to your back would be pretty difficult
3. Does Etsy even sell Breaking Dawn running shoes? I’ve only ever seen high-tops like these
4. The starting place would be downtown at the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 Camp site and the end place would be the gates of Rob’s (now up for sale) home and that’s up hill like almost the whole way and we’re totally not in shape.
5. We’re pretty sure this wouldn’t be officially sanctioned by the city of Los Angeles so the streets wouldn’t be closed and we don’t want to be run over by KStew in a Mini Cooper on her way to “the gym” (file that joke under: NEVER LETTING IT GO)
6. Instead of water hydration stations they’d be featuring a speciality Twilight cocktail at stopping points and as much as we love drinking “Bella’s Blood” at parties it may not be so great at mile 18.4
7. Werewolf costumes do NOT breathe. we’d probably pass out in a ball of fake fur and polyester in front of the Olive Garden (the obligatory sponsor) mile marker.

Hey ladies – I’m just here to inspire you!

8. Kellan running shirtless through the crowd passing out encouraging bible verses or passages from the Purpose Driven Life would be more distracting than helpful
9. If Jackson can run faster than us while pushing his baby in a stroller we’d probably just give up and go home. And by “home” we mean the Bella’s Blood hydration station

See you at the starting line… or the theaters. Whatever.
Moon & UC
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The real info:
The marathon will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at theaters across North America (US and Canada).  The marathon will allow fans to see all 4 previous movies in the Saga back-to-back, leading into 10pm screenings of BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, all for one price.

Prices will vary and be set by the theaters, and locations & showtimes for the marathon will be available at the same time that showtimes are available for individual performances of BREAKING DAWN – PART 2.  Marathon ticket holders will be treated to exclusive interstitial content played in between the films, and a special event-only lanyard.

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“Ever seen a girls tongue?” And other amazing Twilight Lip Reads!

Enjoy this video of bad lip reads from Twilight and try not to think about how you were home watching all the back episodes of Real Housewives on your DVR yesterday and not at work right now.

Happy day back from Labor Day…. boooo. Yiiiiiikes.
Moon

Big thanks to Kristin for sending this to me. You’re still the best!

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We got your Twilight Gossip right here!

Dear LTTErs,

We know you come to us for the latest & greatest Twilight news and we haven’t delivered that in like… umm probably a year and 1/2 so we have a lot to get caught up on. Let’s not waste time. In the latest Twilight news;

Taylor Lautner joins Twitter
as @ActualTaylor and I don’t believe it for ONE second because he’s currently following 0 people and you KNOW the Real Taylor will be following @OliveGarden a second after he signs up. Plus his picture is too press-y and less karate-choppy. Another sign this is NOT the actual Taylor. [Update: Summit has informed us that this is 100% for sure NOT Taylor's Twitter. He actually runs @olivegarden.*]

Edward Cullen wears a Turtleneck
We read it in the books and now we’re going to see it on the screen Ladies & Unicorns. It’s not white. And it’s not a sleeveless button-down but it is a turtleneck. Also I think I just dressed Edward even worse than Stephenie (no offense) did: A white turtleneck sleeveless button down shirt? Yuck

Edward Cullen is full on “Dad’s on Winter Vacation” in this scene

Ashley Greene willing to take Kristen’s Place come press time
According to a fabulous gossip piece by the very best at gossip Lainey Gossip, Ashley is cozying up to SOMEONE at Page 6 who is printing all sorts of nice things about her for no reason at all, even after her latest film tanked (Down to a 2% on Rotten Tomatoes- I think that’s worse than the Kellan Lutz- Mandy Moore debacle that OMG I COMPLETELY FORGOT MOON & I WATCHED THAT LATE ONE NIGHT WHEN I VISITED HER LAST. What a horrific movie) and supposedly this “source” talking to Page 6 is actually Ashley hoping that the news travels to Summit that she is willing to “stand in” in big press situations when it might be awkward to reunite ROBSTEN on stage. How selfless of her!

Work it girrrrl

Kellan Lutz thinks someone is going to remember him after Twilight
And therefore he was rolling around in a Lamborghini this past weekend in LA. He joked to TMZ “I finally got my Twilight check” which supposedly net him 1.25 mil for Breaking Dawn. Kellan Lutz can afford a Lamborghini? I don’t think so: Let’s throw in another mil for the other 3 movies for good measure (although that’s probably generous) plus the $2000 he made for that Mandy Moore movie, a couple hundeys here and there for the blow jobs he gives his pals checks his grandma sends him in the mail and the stipend his church gives him for leading a Bible Study ($50/month) and he’s made about 2.25 million (that doesn’t add up, don’t try). According to the google that Lamborghini starts at $350,000 which is 14% of what Kellan is worth assuming he never spent a dime. Somebody thinks he’s going to continue/start-to get big pay days so he can make his Lamborghini payment every month. Somebody is relying on the Prayer of Jabez a little too much…

Okay that’s all I have in Twilight gossip.

Oh and ROBSTEN is still apparently not #RobstenisUnbroken (double negative there, y’all)

Always happy to provide the gossip,
UnintendedChoice

*Taylor Lautner does NOT run @olivegarden (he wishes) nor is @actualtaylor his real account

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