Monday, August 24, 2009

First Listen: 'Karen O & The Kids' Track From 'Where The Wild Things Are' OST

Here is you're first taste of Karen O's soundtrack for 'Where The Wild Things Are'. Under the banner of 'Karen O And The Kids,' Karen banded together an army of indie artists that consist of Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska), Nick Zinner, (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and an untrained children’s choir to produce the soundtrack for 'Where The Wild Things Are.'

Karen had this to say about the track:
“I didn’t want to make music that was hammering you over the head or go for some kind of pushbutton emotion,” O says. “What I initially wanted to do was close to Cat Stevens in Harold & Maude, really simple, but memorably and seamlessly woven into the movie.

“Working with all these highly-empathetic musicians over of a couple of years on this soundtrack was a lesson in the power of collaboration.”
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