The next installment of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, will be released in a massive frenzy of teenage shrieks and raging hormones on June 30th. If you haven't read my thoughts on New Moon (and Stephenie Meyer's series in general) here's where you can do so. Needless to say, my interest level when it comes to this film is somewhere in the negative numbers. I can begrudgingly admit, however, that the last film's soundtrack was one of the better "music from and inspired by" collections in a long while. Featuring original tracks by critically esteemed artists who should have known better (Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Lykke Li, etc), the album was a surprisingly solid byproduct of an otherwise frothy trend. Somebody knew that, because the new soundtrack for Eclipse is shaping up to be equally loaded with college rock and indie street cred. The album's contents are being slowly revealed today...every half-hour, on MySpace, and I suppose that since the list is already mostly complete, I'll fill in the blanks here later on for those who (rightfully) are unwilling to seek that out on their own. Here they are...all the artists your liberal arts school radio station can be counted on to spin in heavy rotation.
1. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)”
2. Muse - "Neutron Star Collison (Love is Forever)"
3. The Bravery – “Ours”
4. Florence + The Machine – “Heavy In Your Arms”
5. Sia - "My Love"
6. Fanfarlo – “Atlas”
7. The Black Keys – “Chop And Change”
8. The Dead Weather – “Rolling In On A Burning Tire”
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes – “Let’s Get Lost”
10. Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”
11. UNKLE – “With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)”
12. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour”
13. Band Of Horses – “Life On Earth”
14. Cee-Lo Green - "What Part of Forever"
15. Howard Shore - "Jacob's Theme"
And, as long as we're on the subject, check out the new video for Florence + the Machine's "Cosmic Love". It's the seventh single off of Lungs and once again serves as a reminder that I should probably re-dye my hair now.