New Moon Just Keeps Making Itself Relevant

10/20/2009


By Eve Marcellus
Twilight hysteria is alive and well, y’all. And while this certainly has it’s disadvantages (Robert Pattinson over-saturation, the books and movies keep coming out, etc.) something good has to come out of it eventually. And, finally, something may have in the New Moon soundtrack. While the last go round tween fans were dazzled by songs from bands whose appreciators tend to be of a similar demographic, the New Moon soundtrack reads like a who’s-who of contemporary greatness. The Killers, Muse, and Death Cab for Cutie. Thom Yorke, Bon Iver with St. Vincent, and Lykke Li. The iTunes download even has a bonus track by Lupe Fiasco. Seriously! Even though the sheer association with such a cultural spectacle is probably enough to keep the usual listeners of many of these mega-talented artists away, it should not be so.

To listen to some of the music, check out the MySpace Page, or the official website.