For those who don’t know, David Fincher got his start directing commercials and music videos such as Madonna‘s “Vogue” and Nine Inch Nails‘ “Only” just to name a few. Justin Timberlake hasn’t recorded an album since 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds, but now he’s returned to music with The 20/20 Experience, which will be released on March 19th. The first single off the album is “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, and Fincher has directed the music video, which you can now watch online. It’s a good song, and Fincher has brought some great visuals that really helps the music pop.
Hit the jump to check out the music video.
The soundtrack for Django Unchained is one of my favorite of the year, and I highly recommend picking it up. There’s a great blend of hip-hop, blues, and Spaghetti western-tunes. One track that didn’t make the final was Frank Ocean‘s “Wiseman”. Director Quentin Tarantino told Pitchfork [via THR], “I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
Ocean has decided to unleash it on the public, and you can click here to listen to it. The R&B artist noted on his Tumblr, “django was ill without it.”
Howard Shore delivered three amazing albums for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I adore the music we’ve heard in the trailers thus far. If there’s any aspect of The Hobbit I have completely confidence, it’s in Shore’s score. Today, the album art and tracklisting for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was announced along with a special edition version that will contain four more tracks. The artwork is nice (the special edition will fit in nicely with the Lord of the Rings special edition albums), but the tracklistings give us an idea of where in the story the first movie will end, so if you want to stay away from spoilers, consider yourself warned.
Hit the jump to check out the album art and tracklisting. The soundtrack will arrive on December 11th. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens December 14th.
As if the opening credits for HBO’s spectacular fantasy series Game of Thrones weren’t cool enough, some dedicated fan has crafted an awesome metal version of the show’s opening theme and it’s now been set over the actual credits themselves. The result is an epic rock opening to a series that could only be made better by the presence of electric guitar running through its core. Of course, there’s not much to complain about when it comes to Game of Thrones (especially since they’ve already got a second season ordered), so this is just icing on an already tasty cake. Check out the killer metal Game of Thrones theme after the jump.
After TRON: Legacy landed with a thud, I’ve found it difficult to care about where the story goes from here. However, Disney still believes in their black-and-neon franchise and they’re moving forward with the new animated series TRON: Uprising. The series will air on Disney XD in summer 2012 and cover the events between the original TRON and Legacy. A teaser trailer for the series has gone online and if you loved TRON: Legacy, then you’ll probably love this too. It has light cycles and stuff.
More promising is an upcoming remix of TRON: Legacy‘s outstanding score. Pitchfork reports that Disney will release Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D on April 5th and it will feature M83, Photek, Moby, Com Truise, and others remixing Daft Punk’s score. The remix soundtrack is available to buy in various special editions on the score’s official website. Hit the jump to check out the TRON: Uprising trailer and the track list for Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D.
While we rarely post anything about music on Collider, today I’m making an exception because Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day are ten of this year’s biggest albums for just $3.99 each. Granted, it’s just for MP3′s of all the songs, but for $3.99 an album, it’s an incredible deal. You can click here to check out all ten albums. They’ve got Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, The Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered), and more. Remember all Gold Box Deals are only good for one day.
Director David Lynch (Blue Velvet) has released his first original electronic single “Good Day Today”, backed with the narcotic blues track “I Know”, on iTunes. Lynch has signed the track to UK indie label Sunday Best Recordings. Sunday Best has commissioned a set of remixes of “Good Day Today” set for release in January.
While this is Lynch’s first original electronic single, the legendary filmmaker has been creating music for decades. He composed bits of music for Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Mulholland Drive, and Rabbits. He also produced and wrote lyrics for Julee Cruise’s first two albums, “Floating Into the Night” and “The Voice of Love”. Lynch recently collaborated on the album “Dark Knight of the Soul” with Sparklehouse and Danger Mouse. Click here to go buy “Good Day Today” on iTunes and hit the jump for the full press release.
The Harry Potter films have had a wonderful diversity of composers throughout the series. The franchise kicked off with John Williams (and now it’s hard to imagine Harry Potter without “Hedwig’s Theme”), and moved on to Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and now acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat. Desplat’s diverse body of work includes the scores for Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Syriana, New Moon, and plenty more. He was recently named “Composer of the Year” at the 10th Annual World Soundtrack Awards. I’m excited to hear where he takes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
Hit the jump for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the score for the film. The soundtrack will be available to purchase on November 16th as a standard or limited edition. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 opens November 19th.
Mark November 22nd down on your calendars if you’re interested in picking up Daft Punk’s soundtrack for TRON: Legacy. The official site for the album not only reveals the release date, but lets you pre-order the digital version for $9.99 or pick up the CD, which also includes an exclusive Daft Punk movie poster and a “new track”, for $39.98. Click on over to the official site to pre-order and to listen to a track from the film. Unfortunately, the full tracklisting hasn’t been revealed, but we’ll be sure to let you know once it’s announced. Hit the jump to check out the album cover for the soundtrack.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film stars Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, and Jeff Bridges. TRON: Legacy opens in 3D on December 17th.
I will dub 2010 the year of the soundtrack. This summer started strong with Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack, with a number of songs written by Beck. Later this year, Joseph Kosinski’s Tron: Legacy will release and Daft Punk is scoring the entire film. Then we have Trent Reznor scoring David Fincher’s The Social Network, which pushed things to the breaking point. I don’t often buy soundtracks, but having this caliber of mainstream talent (by two artists I adore) behind three of my most anticipated films of this year leaves me no choice. Adding to the anticipation is the fact that Reznor, who co-wrote and produced the soundtrack for the film with Atticus Ross, is releasing five of the tracks for free, right now. Join me after the jump for full details, including a message from Reznor himself and the entire tracklist.
Later this year, DC is releasing an album including almost every DC movie, cartoon, and TV show theme song ever. 21 of the 31 tracks have never been released before, including Max Fleischer’s 1941 Superman theme, so if you’re a DC fan you’ll probably want this album. Some of the other tracks include unreleased music from Smallville, Justice League and Superfriends, and the CD will also include re-mastered versions of the Lois & Clark theme along with 7 different Batman themes. The album doesn’t include every single DC theme ever (as Topless Robot points out, the new Teen Titans theme is omitted) but it will have the vast majority of them. Hit the jump for a full track listing.
If you can’t wait to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but don’t want to be spoiled, then may I suggest giving the soundtrack and the score a listen? I suppose if you’re the most sensitive spoiler-wimp on the planet you won’t even want to listen to the film’s amazing music. But this article isn’t for you. It’s for all the awesome people who can enjoy these tunes right now and then re-experience them when they hear them in the context of the movie.
I’m probably going to buy the score and the soundtrack later today, but right now I’m enjoying it in all its streaming goodness over at Spinner [via Vulture]. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World opens this Friday.
File this one under “I didn’t see that coming.” Via an update on the Nine Inch Nails website, industrial rock icon Trent Reznor claims that he is in the final stages of scoring David Fincher’s Facebook origin story The Social Network. According to Reznor, things are coming together quite nicely (what else is he supposed to say?) and credits Fincher for being instrumental in the process saying, “the level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.”
About a week ago we brought you the dialogue-heavy teaser trailer which, while subtle, certainly set a somewhat darker tone than Farmville-addicts may have expected. With Reznor writing the score, that tone seems to be confirmed. For more info on The Social Network, hit the jump to see what else Reznor, who has obviously seen the film, has to say about it.
Legions of those who can appreciate hotness are in love with Christina Hendricks after seeing her on Mad Men. But Firefly fans (like myself) have been in love with her ever since “Our Mrs. Reynolds”. The band Broken Bells have now put her in their sci-fi music video for their single, “The Ghost Inside.” Now before you think that I’m just posting this because I think Hendricks is one of the hottest women alive, you should know that the video has good production values and the song is pretty good. Hendricks is also a damn fine actress. Also, she’s one of the hottest women alive.
Hit the jump to check out the music video. For those who need more than a five-minute fix of Hendricks, Mad Men returns for its fourth season on July 25th.
Though his alter ego may prefer Black Sabbath, Tony Stark will once again be rocking to the sounds of AC/DC in Iron Man 2.
The veteran Aussie rockers, whose “Back in Black” was the leadoff song in the first Iron Man flick, will not only contribute music to the Marvel Studios sequel, but will also release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on April 19. It will feature 15 AC/DC classics culled from 10 of the band’s studio albums. On a personal note, I’m very happy to report my favorite AC/DC hit, “Have a Drink on Me”, made the cut.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash doing battle to the heavy metal sound of AC/DC? Sounds like a perfect match to me. Hit the jump for a full track listing, details on the CD release and the first video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2, “Shoot to Thrill.”
Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7th.