With a couple of months to go until its release, and the excitement hitting fever pitch after the excellent international trailer hit last week, it seems like a good time for Universal to reveal the soundtrack for "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." We've revealed bits and pieces of the bands likely to be featured in the film; Beck, Metric and Broken Social Scene are all set to provide music for some of the bands featured within the plot, and frequent Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich has composed the score.
Now Pitchfork has the details on the official soundtrack release, and, even if you're one of the people unconvinced by the trailers, it should at least bring a little joy to you. Beck's contributed at least five tracks, four of which as SEX BOB-OMB (the band that Pilgrim plays bass for), and one other, entitled "Ramona," which sounds like it'll be the song featured in the clip that played at Edgar Wright's event at the LA Film Festival last night. Two Beck tracks could be heard in the film's teaser trailer, although it's unclear which ones they are. There's also Metric's contribution, "Black Sheep," which serves as a song for Scott's ex's band, The Clash at Demonhead.
Broken Social Scene will also contribute classic cut "Anthems For A Seventeen-Year-Old Girl," from their 2002 album 'You Forgot It In People,' a track featuring vocals from Metric's Emily Haines. There's also three tracks that have featured on playlists that the original comic's creator Bryan Lee O'Malley created to accompany the books; Beachwood Sparks' "By Your Side," Frank Black's "I Heard Ramona Sing," and the song that gave the title character his name, Plumtree's "Scott Pilgrim" (the latter was confirmed earlier in the year).
The remainder of the tracks are made up of Wright favorites like Black Lips, T-Rex, The Rolling Stones and The Bluetones (who the helmer directed several videos for), as well as Blood Red Shoes' "It's Getting Boring By The Sea," which has featured in several of the trailers, and the album closes with "Threshold 8 Bit" by Beck collaborator Brian LeBarton, which we assume forms part of the score.
Pitchfork also reports that Godrich's score (which features two members of Supergrass on backing vocals for a cover of music from video game Legend of Zelda) will receive a digital release at some point.
Wright tweeted a few months ago that the soundtrack might turn out to be a two volume affair, and with confirmed contributions from Cornelius, Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura and Kid Koala not featuring on this disc (and we have a feeling there's some other surprises in store too), we'd expect to see them make an appearance on that second disc, or at least be packaged with Godrich's score; we'll keep you posted as soon as additional details become available. Either way, unless Terrence Malick pulls a load of unreleased Radiohead tracks out of the bag for "Tree of Life," this looks like it'll be one of the finest compilations of the year... It hits stores and digital outlets August 10th, shortly before the movie. The full tracklisting, one of Wright's Bluetones videos and a listen to Plumtree's "Scott Pilgrim" after the jump:
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" Soundtrack Tracklisting01 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "We Are SEX BOB-OMB"
02 Plumtree: "Scott Pilgrim"
03 Frank Black: "I Heard Ramona Sing"
04 Beachwood Sparks: "By Your Side"
05 Black Lips: "O Katrina!"
06 Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad"
07 Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): "We Hate You Please Die"
08 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Garbage Truck"
09 T. Rex: "Teenage Dream"
10 The Bluetones: "Sleazy Bed Track"
11 Blood Red Shoes: "It's Getting Boring by the Sea"
12 Metric: "Black Sheep"
13 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Threshold"
14 Broken Social Scene: "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl"
15 The Rolling Stones: "Under My Thumb"
16 Beck: "Ramona (Acoustic)"
17 Beck: "Ramona"
18 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Summertime"
19 Brian LeBarton: "Threshold 8 Bit"
Plumtree "Scott Pilgrim"