Twilight: Eclipse Official Soundtrack

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for indie artists to premiere their wares, you had to figure more folks from Stereogum’s tag cloud would lineup at the chance to lure Bella & Edward heads from the land of the wasted youth. Every half-hour for the next bunch of hours (because WEB STRATEGY), the folks behind The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the Twilight trilogy, will be revealing (on MySpace, whatever that is) another track title from the film’s OST. So far, so indie, and also so vampire-punny: Beck and Bat For Lashes (+1 point for Alex Patsavas there) offer the collab track “Let’s Get Lost,” and Vampire Weekend (nice) contribute the original “Jonathan Low.” Also on board: Metric with a title track of sorts in “Eclipse (All Yours),” the Black Keys (“Heavy In Your Arms”), the Dead Weather, Fanfarlo, and Florence + The Machine. Full list, updated as they come, below:

01. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)”
02. Muse – “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)”
03. The Bravery – “Ours”
04. Florence + the Machine – “Heavy in Your Arms”
05. Sia – “My Love”
06. Fanfarlo – “Atlas”
07. Metallica – “Blackened”
08. The Black Keys – “Chop and Change”
09. The Dead Weather – “Rolling in on a Burning Tire”
10. Beck and Bat for Lashes – “Let’s Get Lost”
11. Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”
12. UNKLE featuring The Black Angels – “With You in My Head”
13. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles an Hour”
14. Band of Horses – “Life on Earth”
15. Cee-Lo Green – “What Part of Forever”
16. Howard Shore – “Jacob’s Theme”

The OST will be out one day via Atlantic, while the film hits theaters on 6/30. Peter Murphy cameos.

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  2. how do these movies keep getting great soundtracks?

    • Because of the brilliant Alex Patsavas and her kick ass music supervision company, chopshop music.

      • Also, Stephenie Meyer (who writes these monstrosities) is an avid Indie-Rock Listener. In the back of each book there is a comment about the bands that influenced them and typically a thank-you to Muse, who she apparently listens to whenever she writes.

  3. I’m pretty certain Battles is getting a track on this soundtrack from what I heard.


  5. This might be good news if the New Moon soundtrack wasn’t such a monumental letdown.

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  7. Why does everyone act like a teenager? Seriously, get over it. Means new material from artists you like. STFU

  8. Yes, let’s complain about this all over again. Just look at all those artists on the New Moon soundtrack who blew up following their contribution. I can’t go anywhere without seeing Justin Vernon’s face on a billboard anymore.

  9. Say what you will, but somehow these soundtracks have actually improved the musical tastes of some of my Twi-hard friends.

  10. If this is the only outlet for intelligent, thought provoking, amazing artists, I’ll take it. I’d rather see Justin Vernon’s face than another picture of any character from ‘The Hills’ or the trash that the jersey shore washed up onto MTV.

    I’m welcoming amazing artists into mainstream, that way when my cd player blows in my car, I don’t have to sit in rush hour traffic in silence in protest of Brittney’s computerized voice on the radio.

  11. The OST’s are so good….the movies not so much

  12. Can we please stop acknowledging the existence of this pop culture footnote?

  13. i hate the sparkly angsty vampire saga as much as anyone. but this soundtrack is stacked

  14. Please take this pouty trio off the Stereogum home page.

  15. The complete list:
    1. Metric: ‘Eclipse (All Yours)’

    2. Muse: ‘Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)’

    3. The Bravery: ‘Ours’

    4. Florence and the Machine: ‘Heavy In Your Arms’

    5. Sia: ‘My Love’

    6. Fanfarlo: ‘Atlas’

    7. The Black Keys: ‘Chop And Change’

    8. The Dead Weather: ‘Rolling In On A Burning Tire’

    9. Beck and Bat For Lashes: ‘Let’s Get Lost’

    10. Vampire Weekend: ‘Jonathan Low’

    11. UNKLE: ‘With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)’

    12. Eastern Conference Champions: ‘A Million Miles An Hour’

    13. Band Of Horses: ‘Life On Earth’

    14. Cee-Lo Green: ‘What Part Of Forever’

    15. Howard Shore: ‘Jacob’s Theme’

  16. I can concur that it is perfectly acceptable to take the music separately from the movies and thus judge them on their own merits…

    However it is still somewhat upsetting to see bands you love become involved, possibly because of commercial reasons, with a terrible franchise (whether its a film or a corporation such as McDonalds).

    The fusion of music and film can be absolutely awe inspiring (see Blade Runner, Eternal Sunshine, Donnie Darko and many more), so to see such bands wasted on lackluster and nonsensical movies is simply distressing for the state of musical integrity and creation.

  17. Why does this movie have to keep putting out pretty decent soundtracks?
    I’m trying to be as less associated with this movie as I can be.


  18. what is a twilight?

  19. As a person in the minority (that is, an actual Twilight fan), I’m VERY excited to see artists like Vampire Weekend and Bat for Lashes on the soundtrack!
    Why do you think artists like these are willing to contribute to something considered a “tween” kind of movie? As a fan, it helps me explore more artists, as well as have my favorite bands be on the soundtrack.
    Also, do you think the movie will make better use of the soundtrack this time around? I felt like a lot of songs on New Moon’s OST were underused in the movie.


  20. Um, none of these bands scream anti-establishment. I think we need to understand that “indie music” and a truly independent mindset are not always the same thing. When Ian McKaye or Steve Albini start showing up on a Twilight soundtrack I think then there might be a cause for concern. But how is this any different from Vampire Weekend showing up on the Nick & Norah soundtrack? Same demo but at least this is up-front about how soul-sucking and fake it is in its pandering for cool points.

  21. emily.

    *heart breaks.* they’re about 100x more likely to become more maintstream than bon iver/st vincent. thankfully natasha/bat for lashes is way weird and most twilight fans probably WILL be freaked out by her hahaha (i’m not stereotyping at all, huh). but metric doing the title song? look at death cab…this is the end of me being at the stage for metric shows. let alone getting tickets to metric shows…

    • Dude, don’t be like this. If the bands are worth anything then them getting some exposure should be good for them. I hate when people don’t want their favorite bands to get a paycheck. Should I work for free just because I enjoy my job?

  22. It seems like we need to be disillusioned to the economics of the music industry. I personally don’t care if music I listen to is mainstream or, on the contrary, I’m considered a hipster for listening to and enjoying a certain band or genre they represent. Musicians making music to generate an income. Sure, there’s an artistic vision inherent in what they create, but at the end of the day, they are humans with needs that are fulfilled by receiving a paycheck. It does not take away from the music they play.

    • that’s a pretty good point. i think isaac brock from modest mouse gave a similar response when he caught a ton of flack for letting nissan use gravity rides everything in one of their commercials. he was basically like, ‘fuck off, i have to pay the bills.’

  23. How do these movies keep getting such amazing soundtracks? Seriously!

  24. Cee-Lo? since when is twilight funky?

  25. Well it’s official. Battles is contributing a track as well.

    1. Metric- Eclipse (All Yours)
    2. MUSE- Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
    3. The Bravery- Ours
    4. Florence + The Machine- Heavy In Your Arms
    5. Sia- My Love
    6. Fanfarlo- Atlas
    7. The Black Keys- Chop And Change
    8. The Dead Weather- Rolling In On A Burning Tire
    9. Beck and Bat For Lashes- Let’s Get Lost
    10. Vampire Weekend- Jonathan Low
    11. UNKLE- With You In My Head (Feat. The Black Angels)
    12. Eastern Conference Champions- A Million Miles An Hour
    13. Band of Horses- Life On Earth
    14. Cee Lo Green- What Part of Forever
    15. Howard Shore- Jacob’s Theme
    16. Battles- The Line
    17. Bombay Bicycle Club- How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

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