Every couple of years, a musician will either want to stretch his or her wings creatively and or realize that there’s good money in composing soundtracks that beats slugging it out on the road. Recent converts that come to mind are Nick Urrata of DeVotchKa (soundtracks include “Little Miss Sunshine” and the terrifically underrated “Ruby Sparks,” both as a movie and score) and Nebraskan producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, who’s recorded and performed with The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Cursive, The Good Life, Jenny Lewis, and many more (“Lovely, Still,” and “Writers” are two recent soundtracks he’s scored with fellow Bright Eyes member Nate Walcott).
The latest indie rockers jumping into the arena of scoring soundtracks is Fruit Bats founder Eric D. Johnson. He scored the winning indie picture “Ceremony” and “Our Idiot Brother,” and along with Vetiver singer-songwriter Andy Cabic penned the score to “Smashed.” Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul as a married couple whose mutual love of alcohol puts their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober, “Smashed” earned strong reviews at Sundance earlier this year and also co-stars Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place.
Coming October 9th digitally via Lakeshore Records, the thirteen track “Smashed” soundtrack also features songs by Smog, Cass McCombs and famous ex-married duo Richard and Linda Thompson. Sony Pictures Classics will release “Smashed” theatrically on October 12th.
“Smashed” Soundtrack Tracklist
01. Shower and a Beer – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
02. I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight – Richard and Linda Thompson
03. Wake Up and Run – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
04. Someone2Dance – Bart Davenport
05. Highland Park Bike Ride – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
06. Por Ti – La Tentazion
07. Dreams-Come-True-Girl – Cass McCombs
08. Lake Arrowhead – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
09. When the Shelter Came – Dark Meat
10. Santa’s Village – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
11. Planet of Women – Sonny & The Sunsets
12. One More Game of Croquet – Andy Cabic & Eric D. Johnson
13. Our Anniversary – Smog