The music industry goliath that is Grey’s Anatomy is awakening from its summer-long slumber, preparing to chew up the iTunes sales charts and assert its iron clad dominance over FM radio as we speak. Also, the show is getting ready for its fall season. Really, Alexanda Patasavas’s drama has become a genre unto itself, albeit one we can’t always toss into a tidy Fray/Snow Patrol shitbox. Case in point: this year’s show (and Vol. 3 of its soundtrack) boasts “Moon And Sun” a straight-to-Grey’s exclusive from Brit kids Gomez. Why offer up a never-before-heard number for McDreamy’s benefit? Gomez’s Tom Gray explains:

When Grey’s Anatomy featured our song “How We Operate” the scale of reaction was far beyond anything we could have imagined. Our website is continually inundated by people who’ve found our music through the show and its accompanying soundtrack. Alex Patsavas and Betsy Beers, apart from having excellent taste, have been great friends to the band. We’re very grateful for their allowing us to share in the enourmous success of Grey’s Anatomy.

While the band seems high on all things Grey’s, don’t worry — they haven’t signed off on turning “Moon And Sun” into an ABC-produced video/show-commercial. (That honor belongs to Mat Kearney’s “Breathe In Breathe Out.”) But they have turned over a dusky, romantic jangler which hits a heartfelt ’n’ genuine stride despite its made-for-TV melancholia. Check it…

The Vol. 3 tracklist…

01 ?Young Folks? – Peter Bjorn & John
02 ?Again & Again? – The Bird And The Bee
03 ?Something In The Water? – The Jealous Girlfriends
04 ?Sealion Woman? ? Feist
05 ?A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door? – Bill Ricchini
06 ?Falling Or Flying? – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
07 ?Come To Me? ? Koop
08 ?Running On Sunshine? – Jesus Jackson
09 ?Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That? – Robert Randolph
10 ?Million Faces? – Paolo Nutini
11 ?Breathe In Breathe Out? – Mat Kearney
12 ?Moon And Sun? – Gomez
13 ?Sun Comes Up? – John Legend
14 ?Keep Breathing? – Ingrid Michaelson
15 ?The Story? – Brandi Carlile
16 “The Great Escape” – Patrick Watson (iTunes exclusive)
17 “Alamo Race Track” – Black Cat John Brown (iTunes exclusive)

Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack Volume 3 is out 9/11 on Hollywood Records.

Comments (12)
  1. seth  |   Posted on Aug 31st, 2007 0

    They had a song on the soundtrack to oscar winning best picture American Beauty too.

    American Beauty > Grey’s Anatomy

  2. mores  |   Posted on Sep 1st, 2007 0

    all it took for me was bring it on wore down the tape in a few months… then bought the cd

  3. matt  |   Posted on Sep 1st, 2007 0

    Alamo Race Track is the name of the band, not the song as you have it listed. big whoop.

  4. I adore Gomez, and if they become the next Snow Patrol because of “Grey’s”… fine by me. Toiling in obscurity forever ain’t all that great, despite what Pitchfork may tell you…

  5. Cy  |   Posted on Sep 3rd, 2007 0

    I love Gomez, but this song isn’t doing it for me… but it makes me happy to know that they are getting more exposure.

    Also, yay for Alamo Race Track exposure!

  6. Dw Dunphy  |   Posted on Sep 3rd, 2007 0

    These songs that make it big through TV show exposure are, by and large, bland and all too similar to each other. What usually happens is that this moist and mildewy track suddenly becomes a hit and the band, following the scent, also goes moist & mildewy.

    I’m not saying bands should toil in obscurity – far from it. But I do see bands take a trend toward mom-rock pastures when they succeed through this kind of exposure and it bothers me. While it is under different circumstances, remember that Goo Goo Dolls wasn’t that bad of a band before their soundtrack song “Iris”. After that, they were perfectly willing to eat the scraps Bryan Adams left behind. Just half-chewed food for thought.

    And for whatever it is worth, anyone who willfully follows Mat Kearney anywhere probably deserves whatever they get.

    DwD

  7. I’ve really been enjoying Gomez’s exposure through TV shows, paticularly with their song See The World on House, and this one’s a good one.

  8. alan armstrong  |   Posted on Sep 6th, 2007 0

    it is a bit bland, but then they are more or less based in the land of the bland!they should revisit liquid skin,get the edge back fellas,saw ben and tom in manchester,brilliant,but got the feeling ben was bored with the gomez stuff!come home and get some stella down yeh!

  9. Rob  |   Posted on Sep 7th, 2007 0

    GOMEZ ROCKS!! TV exposure be damned!

    Actually since the all ‘How We Operate’ Grey’s episode, Gomez shows seem to much more fun here in Chicago. And did you see that MSN Music live show they hosted for like three months. Best ‘Here Comes the Breeze’ ever!

    But seriously, can’t we all agree that GOMEZ are much bigger than Snow Patrol. I mean they won a Mercury Prize, (or BPI I forget which), in the late 90′s fer Christ’s sake.

  10. Rossine  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2007 0

    Let’s be honest here folks, Gomez has offically sold out. And not recently either, they haven’t had a decent album since “In Our Gun.” What happened to the uniqueness and the drug induced ballads like “Gomez in a bucket?” The last few albums are missing the soul that first few gomez albums contained. Musically there is still overtones of the bands talent, but it is more obvious than ever that they’re catering to the mainstream crowd. A true tragedy indeed.

  11. Paul Gladwell  |   Posted on Sep 17th, 2007 0

    Rossine cannot agree with your comments mate how we operate the album was awesome a great pick up from the poor split the difference , also lads get home and do some gigs here Ian it will give you a chance to see the mighty everton growing from strength to strength.

  12. weeleigh  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2008 0

    I am absloutely baffled by the poor comments being made re gomez becomming Snow Patrol, no way jokers….. the Gomez troops are a law in their own, a unique sound which I totally love, you can’t beat it, and if Grey’s Anantomy are keen to snap up the new song, then fair play to the boys!!!

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