September 21, 2009
If anyone is going to know music, it’s MTV. Lucky for us New Moon Movie fans, they’ve given us the rundown of the lesser known artists who will be featured on the New Moon soundtrack. The official list was released earlier today, and surely has some people wondering “who the…?” So, here you go:
Band of Skulls (“Friends”): This White Stripes-by-way-of-Radiohead English trio formed in 2008 and released the blues-rocking Baby Darling Doll Face Honey in March. They played at this summer’s Lollapalooza festival and feature the alternating vocals of bassist Emma Richardson and guitarist Russell Mardsen.
Lykke Li (“Possibility”): Another veteran of Lollapalooza 2009, the Swedish answer to Lady Gaga has gained a legion of fans (among them MTV’s own Kurt Loder) for the intensely rhythmic and hypnotic dance music on her debut, Youth Novels.
Anya Marina (“Satellite Heart”): The San Diego-based singer/songwriter, sometime actress (“100 Girls”) and radio DJ released her second album of playfully sexy pop tunes, Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II in January. Her songs have been featured “The Real World,” “Gossip Girl,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
Bon Iver & St. Vincent (“Rosyln”): He’s sensitive folkie Justin Vernon, whose For Emma, Forever Ago was recorded under the name Bon Iver in a remote cabin in Wisconsin in 2007 and became a blog sensation in 2008. She’s Annie Clark, a member of the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ touring band who performs as the St. Vincent. Her second album, Actor, was released in May and featured orchestrated pop songs she said were potential fodder for film scores.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (“Done All Wrong”): This L.A.-based psychedelic garage rock act — named after Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in 1953′s “The Wild One” — have been thrashing around since 1998 and have released five albums of twisty, heady rock.
Read up on the rest at MTV Here!