New Zach Condon & Perrin Cloutier – “The 11th Arrondissement” (Stereogum Premiere)

Zach Condon and Beirut’s Perrin Cloutier contributed this sweet, ostensibly Parisian-themed instrumental track “The 11th Arrondissement” to the Paper Heart soundtrack. As the song fades gently to black, you might be left wanting Condon to break into a croon, but the steady trumpets and tiny kalimba/toy box plucks are clearly the background to something tender or tenderly sad happening to Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi on the big screen. (Though judging from the comments girls leave at Condon’s MySpace, he’d likely be the preferred male lead.) The soundtrack includes a bunch of incidental music by Cera and Yi as well as a new song and plenty of additional songwriting/scoring by ex-Unicorn Alden Penner. For now, though, “The 11th Arrondissement.”

The tracklist:

01 “The Beginning” – Michael Cera, Michael Cassady, Alden Penner, Adam Etinson
02 “Hope” – Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner
03 “Mike Modrak” – Michael Cera
04 “Now They’re Really Getting to Know Each Other” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
05 “Children Are Ridiculous” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
06 “Symphony” – Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner
07 “Don & Sally” – Michael Cera, Mary Forrest, Jamie Wheeler, Alden Penner
08 “New York City Theme” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
09 “Magic Perfume” – Charlyne Yi, Matt Davis
10 “Charlyne vs Charlyne” – Michael Cera, Jeremy Konner
11 “The 11th Arrondissement” – Zach Condon, Perrin Cloutier
12 “Sid & Mary Beth” – Michael Cera, Michael Cassady, Alden Penner
13 “Moon Waltz” – Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner
14 “Chivalrous Galloping For Thy Love” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
15 “Psychic?” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
16 “Lois & Sully” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner, Dan Ring, Charlyne Yi
17 “Learning” – Michael Cera, Alden Penner
18 “Flying Away” – Michael Cera
19 “Creepy Town” – Michael Cera
20 “Sprinkling” – Charlyne Yi
21 “Twin Dream Phoenix” – Alden Penner, Aiden Jeffery, Michael Speleit, Nathan Gage, Marie-Claire Saindon, Nicholas Scribner, Ben Borden
22 “With The Microphone” – Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Mary Forrest, Alden Penner

The Paper Heart soundtrack is out 9/1 via Lakeshore. There are some samples over at MySpace.

[Photo by Kristianna Smith]