Monday, September 20, 2010

The Social Network 5 Song Sampler

Not much of a post today, just wanted to put the word out for anyone that hasn't heard yet.

It was announced a while ago that musical genius Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Atticus Ross were picked to write the score for the upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network. I've been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it, and that excitement was heightened by an article in this month's Wired issue. The issue quoted David Fincher as describing the movie as "the Citizen Kane of John Hughes movies," and the article's writer several times refers to it as "Citizen Zuck" (after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg).

Anyways, though I love Trent Reznor I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking his unique take on music would be an odd fit. But that was before they released a 5 song sampler for free download. The songs are great. I don't usually like instrumental music, but I could listen to these all day. The sampler has erased my doubts completely.

The full soundtrack will be released later this month digitally and in October physically from the Null Corporation (while you're at the site, check out Reznor's new project, How To Destroy Angels). There are a variety of ways to get the album, including a super-cheap digital copy on Amazon for a limited time. Check out the site for more details.

I know this wasn't a super exciting post, so I'll add a bit. Here's a video Punknews posted of Fake Problems covering Blink 182's "Dammit" (from the Dude Ranch album) with Brian Fallon of my favorite band in the world, The Gaslight Anthem. Chris Farren even throws in a little endorsement for higher education.

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