Whoops, looks like two cultures just got shocked. Obviously that headline is a joke! Except that maybe it isn’t? Rumors had been swirling about Thom Yorke and Bon Iver penning songs for the The Twilight Saga: Teen Vampires In Love Some More soundtrack, and those rumors are confirmed with today’s OST tracklist, exclusively revealed by MySpace. But you already knew that because MySpace is your homepage. And hey, this thing looks good, like mini-Dark Was The Night good.

In addition to Thom’s new tune “Hearing Damage,” and Bon Iver’s duet with St. Vincent’s face on a song called “Rosyln,” Twilight scored previously unreleased tracks from Grizzly Bear and the Killers. Atlantic, in conjunction with soundtrack curator Alexandra Patsavas’s Chop Shop, will release the album, and so there’s a correlatively strong showing of Atlantic-affiliated artists (Death Cab, Lykke Li, and Muse, the lone holdover from the first film’s OST) and a Patsavas pet (her Chop Shop puts out Anya Marina who made the cut). You’ve heard Death Cab’s “Meet Me On The Equinox.” Here’s a few more reasons you suddenly love vampires:

01 Death Cab For Cutie – “Meet Me On The Equinox”
02 Band Of Skulls – “Friends”
03 Thom Yorke- “Hearing Damage”
04 Lykke Li – “Possibility”
05 The Killers – “A White Demon Love Song”
06 Anya Marina – “Satellite Heart”
07 Muse – “I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)”
08 Bon Iver and St. Vincent – “Rosyln”
09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Done All Wrong”
10 Hurricane Bells – “Monsters”
11 Sea Wolf – “The Violet Hour”
12 Ok Go – “Shooting The Moon”
13 Grizzly Bear (Feat. Victoria Legrand) – “Slow Life”
14 Editors – “No Sound But The Wind”
15 Alexandre Desplat – “New Moon (The Meadow)”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack is out 10/20 via Atlantic, and the soundtrack artists will tour Hot Topic outlets nationwide. As if you needed another reason to go there after school.

Comments (160)
  1. This pisses me off ’cause now I feel compelled to actually watch the movie.

    • evan  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

      Whoa, whoa, don’t overreact. Just buy the soundtrack.

    • barberlives  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

      Well, this is the beginning of the end for indie rock, the official pop culture peak… the soundtracked will be loathed by critics and bash the artist for this move which will be considered a way to earn money and fame by appearing on such teen friendly movie…what band will be able to turn to?

      • I actually agree with you. This is the point where indie-rock music took a wrong turn. It actually feels just right seeing that the music industry is non-existant & we are nearing the end of what has been a sad decade in music. Looking forward to Grizzly Bear shows being hella-crowded with vampire-inspired eyeliner emo fat chicks. With that being said, can anyone point me to where the the new NEW-underground scene will be located?

        • JoshxHox  |   Posted on Sep 28th, 2009 0

          oh, so THIS is the first point which indie has taken a wrong step.

        • steve  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2009 0

          Point you to where the new NEW-underground scene will be? So, you are saying the “scene” is more important than the music being made? Don’t you want the musicians you love to be successful at what they do? Oh wait, you love the “scene”, not the musicians or the music being made. Oh, such a sad state, Pitchfork nation.

          • Think of it like this: The “scene” is like a ship where every indie-rock band is currently on. The ship is currently getting crowded with more exposure than what it’s been used to. As everyone know by now, too much exposure does nothing but distract bands from the most integral part of their own existence: the music. Success can only be measured in the number of loyal fans that follow the them wherever they choose to go with their music. An overcrowded ship will sink while taking everything else down with it. There will always be an anti-establishment to whatever is currently being regarded as popular and/or trendy. The next “scene” ,”ship” (or..whatever you call it) might already exist but we must be careful not to settle with what’s currently popular (vampire-movie in this case) because this only lowers our own musical-standards to dangerous levels. We still yet to see the effects the Bush-era has had on all these up-and-coming bands. To sum it up.. some of us are still waiting the next Nirvana.

          • truth  |   Posted on Sep 30th, 2009 0

            haha, wow, you’re hilarious. keep it up.

          • steve  |   Posted on Sep 30th, 2009 0

            I see what your saying… do you think it is possible for a band to have the impact a Nirvana had in the early 90′s? Society and culture have changed so much, can one band (or really, one legendary figure) do what Kurt Cobain did given the time we live in?

          • EQuiNoX  |   Posted on Oct 6th, 2009 0

            It’s been awhile since I read such an overblown indie rock analogy like that. Your bold, reckless sense of elitism and exclusivity are, in the very least, fucking absurd.

            This isn’t even mentioning how arbitrary your standards for “measuring success” are.

          • Ermis  |   Posted on Oct 14th, 2009 0

            same thoughts here…..but,should we all stop and think about the times we are living and the whole situation on any kind of industry but most of all in the way anyone can live?ok i am shocked too,i think it’s a little weird but i don’t even think any better than being these artists ”mainstream”?and when i say mainstream i am talking about the universal it so bad to be known in more people?

        • colin  |   Posted on Sep 30th, 2009 0

          if you can’t find it on your own, maybe you should take that as a sign

        • laya  |   Posted on Oct 17th, 2009 0

          that’s really lame. it seems you guys care more about image than good music. newsflash: musicians WANT to be heard.

  2. Bon Iver playing at Hot Topic? What the hell….

    • MarkoP  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

      I bet when they said “soundtrack artists will tour Hot Topic outlets nationwide” they’re referring to Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, and Hurricane Bells. The ones that people don’t really care that much about.

      • Whoa there Markop. Perhaps it’s time for you to check out a little bit of Sea Wolf, because they are one of the better bands on this list. Start with something like the song “You’re a Wolf”, and then try some of their new songs “Stanislaus” and “Wicked Blood”.

      • Excuse me? Have you even heard the latest Band of Skulls album?

  3. Marko  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    What? No Animal Collective?

  4. evan  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Hot Topic still exists?

  5. wolfshirtparade  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Alexandra Patsavas is probably the major force behind the commercialization of ‘indie rock’

  6. woozefa  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0


  7. anon  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    at least the editors found work.

  8. I'mnofool  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Alright folks, lets not get our American Apparel tightie undies in a bunch now. Its just a well-crafted soundtrack that obviously is targeted at a niche market in indie music fans because, lets be honest: Indie music fans are an easy market right now and probably the only ones who will probably buy a compilation of some exclusive DCFC, Thom York, Bon Iver, etc. tracks.

    The thing is you shouldn’t buy this soundtrack because it has all your favorite bands, and look at how this is just a money making grab for the Twilight brand. I say download the thing off a P2P or bit-torrent and show those stereotyping Twilight pricks that they definitely underestimated its target audience. Burn it to a CD if you have to, if physical copies are your thing. I say this as someone who does buy albums all the time, but I hate when music like this is exploited for commercial purposes. This isn’t Dark Was the Night… At least the money there went to charity. I’m sure Mr. Yorke already got a nice paycheck for his contribution whether or not we buy this thing.

    • Lance  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 0

      So artists are not entitled to be paid for their art? They should just give it away to asshole thieves trying to “fight the system”? Theft is theft, no matter how you try and church it up.

  9. anon  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    I don’t care as long as I get more new material from Thom.

    • ivan  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

      exactly my thinking. and I doubt Thom will tour hot topic – i mean isn’t he the same guy who can’t stand people photographing him.

  10. indiejorts  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Let me just get my TEAM EDWARD shirt for upcoming Grizz shows.

  11. a-non  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    i heard that radiohead will be slotted to play hot topic, but if the tickets go too quick they’ll get bumped over to JCPenney.

  12. sick. can’t wait to fight through even thicker crowds of tweens at next summer’s batch of festivals.

  13. kevin  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Why couldn’t she stick to using artists her fans want and not her. If the fans had their say it would be all Paramore tracks.

  14. OmNomNomNom  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Goddamn fangbangers.

  15. I’m not typically bothered by the “commercialization of indie rock” or bands selling out or any of that bullshit, but this is just ridiculous. Soundtracks are wonderful because they pair two art forms in a way where each informs the other. To pair actually talented artists making complicated and progressive music with a shitty money-scheme like Twilight is to drag the names of these bands through the mud, in my opinion.

    • While I mostly agree with you, these artists aren’t helpless – I blame them as much as anyone else involved with this abomination. Any taint or consequence brought on the artists by this project is well-deserved, although they’re probably not gonna hate it (unless they hate money)

    • This is hilarious. What is shows me is that major labels are desperate for cash and are ditching old techniques by reaching out talented ‘indie’ acts for help. I think it’s great. It’ll be interesting to see who actually tours Hot Topic stores b/c it certainly won’t be Thom, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver or the like. Much of the time, some songs that appear on soundtracks aren’t even in the movie.

  16. Team No One  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Great, now I can’t wait for Radiohead and Grizzly Bear fanboys to beat the crap out of anyone who dares to say out loud that they discovered their music in New Moon.

  17. I think that ‘Hearing Damage’ evolved out of ‘Everything in it’s Right Place’. I remember reading early lyrics of the latter which included that subject matter.

  18. Jack  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    I thought St. Vincent and Grizzly Bear were safe from the tweens. This is a sad day indeed. But hey, at least they get good money! And on second thought…Annie Clark does look a little like a vampire.

  19. madonna  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    thom performing in a hot topic store… ponder the thought of him performing surrounded by goth and anarchy related gag gifts

  20. This feels like a social engineering experiment designed to foist indie blog music on the barely pubescent. But whatever. Context aside, happy to hear new stuff from BRMC.

    • tut tut  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

      New Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. VIncent, and YOU’RE looking forward to BRMC?
      It’s a crazy world!

      • daver  |   Posted on Sep 26th, 2009 0

        ya what a crazy world, someone actually likes something that isn’t spread all over an indie blog

  21. I don’t like this. :( I don’t like this at all. I’m sure the music will be good, but every time I’m gonna hear one of those songs I’ll think of Twilight.

  22. Chris  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    So I take it that indie music is an exclusive club that only ‘real’ fans of ‘real’ music are allowed to enter? Sorta like a country club that only lets in ‘their own’? You don’t want new people to discover your favorite bands? Teenagers shouldn’t be exposed to real music because if they like Twilight they must suck and they can kiss your ass?

    I don’t think I like your club.

  23. so what  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    who cares! i’m glad that bands i like are getting paid and i don’t think there’s anything bad about more people being exposed to good things. Maybe this means good things for improving the tastes of “mainstream” america. plus, twilight’s kind of a guilty pleasure… also i don’t think all the bands on the soundtrack are touring hot topic… heard grizz wasn’t at least

    • Is this really good exposure though?
      How many people will actually decide for themsleves that they like these bands after first learning about them from this soundtrack?
      C’mon, it’ll only be selling because Twilight stuck it’s name on it.

      Would most poeple pay $50 for a plain t-shirt if it didn’t have American Apparel’s tag on it?

      I read the Twilight Saga. It was an interesting read, but not worthy of all the fuss it’s gained.
      Yes, it’s awesome that these bands are getting exposure.
      But unfortuantely, this isn’t long term gain. They won’t really be winning over the “kids”.
      It’ll just earn them this one quick buck.

      • nunyya  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 0

        Pretty sure american apparel shirts are more like $15 not $50. Maybe not when a band slaps their logo on it…

  24. yosoy  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    not good enough, i want a yorkey cameo on twilight 3 please.

  25. Ryan  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    I feel the same way, only I’m compelled to never listen to any of these artists again.

  26. Tuddle  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Its 10 times more disgusting that a fan wouldn’t relish the opportunity to hear NEW music from a band because its associated with a blockbuster movie series, as opposed to a new fan being created by its association with said blockbuster movie series.

    What this tells me is that you’re probably not a real fan of the music and just a scene hopping pretender if that’s the case.

    Here’s an economic lesson for you all. If a successful author approaches you with an opportunity of creative freedom to contribute one track on an album that will likely top the 2 million in worldwide sales mark, you take that opportunity. If anything, for the royalties alone. Among the fifteen bands, that still equates to 133,000 album sales per artist, which I guarantee most of these guys don’t come close to sniffing in a typical album release.

    Selling out? That’s so ridiculous. Hell, this can afford that band the time and money to craft another stellar album without the pressure involved in constantly touring to generate income as is the norm and demise of a lot of YOUR favorite bands these days.

    If anything, you should actually be heralding hollywood on this move in that they’re trying to produce ORIGINAL content for this movie as opposed to including another version of “A Time To Pretend” in their movie.

    Hopefully this will become a trend. Hopefully this will be another revenue stream that can actually make smaller sized musicians be able to provide their fans with entertainment.

    • I don’t think it’s a question of “selling out” or caring that pre-teens are listening to the same music as the 20-something crowd (I personally, could care less). It has to do with equating ‘good’ music with an awful franchise that exists only to suck money out of the parents of said delusional pre-teens. It’s worse than putting art on the same level as kitsch. It’s like equating a Dalí or Picasso piece to dog shit.

    • Rob S.  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

      I’d much prefer to see a badly acted takeoff on Dark Shadows set to two dudes singing about shooting heroin and pretending to have models for wives over BRMC any day of the week. At least then I’d know someone involved has a sense of humor about how terrible it all is.

    • buying time  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

      I couldn’t agree with Tuddle more! especially about this being a way for these bands to buy time without having to tour to make MORE GREAT ALBUMS. Give these bands a break. Anyone over the age of 21 knows you gotta work. the less hours you have to put in doing a job, which something like this is, the more time you have to do what you really want, i.e. make great albums. Are we still so naive about “selling out”??? Dude, radiohead was on the soundtrack to Clueless if i remember correctly. This ain’t nothing new.

  27. TEAM ANGRY BLOGGERS  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    If there’s one album that I think the blogosphere should pirate the shit out of, it’s this one.

  28. FlimFlam  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Have you seen the film? I haven’t. I haven’t even bothered seeing the first one.

    I don’t care if 13 year old goth girls like the same bands as me. It doesn’t effect my enjoyment. People should stop trying so hard and just listen to the music.

    The nice thing about this soundtrack it makes it pretty easy to spot a scenester

  29. It should be illegal to have the words “New Moon” and “Best” in the same sentence.

  30. Kyle  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Great, now I can look foward to higher ticket prices for Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, and St. Vincent shows. Now with bigger crowds too.

  31. Daisy  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    Well, at least my 16 year old sister can lose her virginity to that moppy haired pretty boy she’s been dating to for the past month to something cool like Bon Iver now. It beats The Garden State soundtrack I got reamed to!

  32. Why does Stereogum keep questioning what is the best album of 2009?

  33. No. It just means that these indie bands will not be recognized for playing good music. They’ll be recognized for being the bands on the New Moon soundtrack.

  34. Gable  |   Posted on Sep 21st, 2009 0

    I just hope its the worst Thom Yorke song of all time. Which is probably still better than any Killers song.

  35. they should have put Nosferatu Man on there. I mean, last time i checked teenage girls just can’t get enough Slint!

  36. jjazznola  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    I’d check out the Thom Yorke & maybe the BRMC tunes. The rest? No thanks. Yeah, where are Animal Collective? (And The National & The Hold Steady & Vampire Weekend &….all the other overhyped bands?)

  37. Hopefully this movie is beter than the last! TWILIGHT WAAS HOORIIBBLLLEE

  38. crust  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    it seems to me that the wonderful people over at twilight central have no idea. the first movie is shit. an angsty teenage romance which doesn’t do justice to the music that’s been put with it. same with this one too. grizzly bear and bon iver are quality – the twilight ‘saga’ isn’t.

    just no.

  39. akrastybasty  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    Well, it’s pure marketing ploy. They realize that most people when watching a movie don’t give a flying rat’s ass what’s playing behind the characters. And they realize that every indie music aficionado will be at least buying singles from the record on iTunes, along with all the people who are the kind of people to buy soundtrack albums. Plus, as an artist, why wouldn’t you turn down an opportunity to be involved in any movie saga, good or bad?

    Did we all so quickly forget that Radiohead was involved in the “Romeo + Juliet” soundtrack? Or that Death Cab for Cutie was involved in “The OC” soundtrack?

    • hey R+J was pretty good, really…. come on now….

    • Shucks  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

      That was when Radiohead had a major label deal, though, which in many instances involves the label itself allowing/pushing hardly for a band to be put on soundtrack without much of their permission rather than the band giving the okay.

  40. although Radiohead was featured on Clueless too. which i also kind of like. i’ll see myself out?

  41. iamrockpit  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    There already is a “Best Album of 2009″ and that’s There Will Be Fireworks’s self-titled debut. The only album that can possibly top that is Sainthood.

  42. CassandraRoastBeef  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    Anya Marina? why would you, as an artist, put yourself on a soundtrack on which you so clearly do not belong? It is obvious that she was the lone addition based on connections and not talent. She is terrible.

    the rest of the sdtrk, though? aces.

  43. DK  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    If you genuinely like the music, then you won’t care what other people think about it.

    But you expose your insecurity by feeling threated when the music you like becomes “popular”

  44. julia  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    hold up! sea wolf’s last record was incredible and hurricane bells is really good – try listening before bashing…

  45. James B.  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    Why should everyone assume these musicians aren’t solely concerned about the money?!

  46. Kristina  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2009 0

    Dude, twilight is so rock!! the dude from the harry potter movies totally has a leather wristband
    and everything…

  47. i see your logic and agree, I’m hoping that this will do the same for Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, and all the other bands who aren’t already famous on that album what Garden State did for the Shins. I find it fun to imagine the look on the face of a Twilight fan who is listening to the album without any preface to most of the bands on the soundtrack. A look of surprise that will either lead to loving these bands(fingers crossed), or hiding in the walk-in closet

  48. That last comment is a reply to Tuddle, sorry for the mistake.

  49. I’ve been trying to get my friends to listen to these bands. I hope now they do since they are all Twilight fans.

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