Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Offers A Devendra Banhart Cameo, New Vampire Weekend

Michael Cera, who Hollywood has already typecast as Boy Who Must Appear In Movie With Sensitive-Indie-Kid Appeal, is set to star as a funny-and-attractive-but-in-a-totally non-threatening-way love interest to Kat Dennings in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. If you name your movie Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, you pretty much have to hire a focus group to help you identify whatever you can of the indie rock zeitgeist, and then employ as many of those elements into your product and marketing to ensure an air of independent-minded authenticity (see: Bishop Allen acting as one band; BK duo Project Jenny Project Jan acting as another; using a Vampire Weekend song). You can also save money and let the pics you see in US Weekly do the research for you (according to The Playlist, bearded starlet-bedder Devendra Banhart will help Nick & Norah keep it real by walking through some frames in a small cameo). So many musicy things! And more: Soundtrack oversight duties fell to pro Devo dude Mark Mothersbaugh, who also produced the film’s exclusive Vampire Weekend song “Ottoman,” and the list of songs that make the movie are infinitely notable.

Here’s all the music that appears in Infinite Playlist (via playlist authority The Playlist, of course):

Chris Bell – “Speed Of Sound”
Devendra Banhart – “Lover”
The Real Tuesday Weld – “Last Words”
Takka Takka – “Fever”
Band Of Horses – “Our Swords”
Richard Hawley – “Baby You’re My Light”
Modest Mouse – “Little Motel”
Project Jenny Project Jan – “Negative”
Dead 60’s – “Riot Radio”
Paul Tiernan – “How To Say Goodbye”
Army Navy – “Silvery Sleds”
Shout Out Louds – “Very Loud”
We Are Scientists – “After Hours”
The Submarines – “Xavia”
The National – “All The Wine”
The Raveonettes – “Twilight”
Bishop Allen – “Middle Management”
Vampire Weekend – “Ottoman”
Matt & Kim – “Silver Tiles

And the OSTlist:

01 Chris Bell – “Speed of Sound”
02 Devendra Banhart – “Lover”
03 Bishop Allen – “Middle Management”
04 Vampire Weekend – “Ottoman”
05 The Dead 60s – “Riot Radio”
06 Takka Takka – “Fever”
07 The Submarines – “Xavia”
08 We Are Scientists – “After Hours”
09 Band of Horses – “Our Swords”
10 Army Navy – “Silvery Sleds”
11 Richard Hawley – “Baby, You’re My Light”
12 Shout Out Louds – “Very Loud”
13 Paul Tiernan – “How to Say Goodbye”
14 The Real Tuesday Weld – “Last Words”

Apparently there’s a montage set to Richard Hawley’s “Baby, You’re My Light,” which should be good for pathos. Check the trailer: