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Today was muggy and full of a light rain that just wouldn’t quit, so on a whim I went to see Safety Not Guaranteed, directed by Colin Trevorrow. The film itself, staring indie darling Aubrey Plaza (of Parks & Recreation) and Mark Duplass (of The League), was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. It was fun, quirky and had a style that really set it apart from the typical indie flick. But one of the best parts was the soundtrack. Created by Guster lead singer Ryan Miller, the soundtrack fit the movie perfectly. Even with the low budget of the film, Miller was able to create acoustic pieces to suit the mood of every scene. Once song in particular, “Big Machine” was a true standout both for it’s beautiful melody and lyrics and the fact that it’s probably the first love song/scene featuring a zither. Check out the full studio version below and if you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it.
Lately, as an artist, Beck has been pretty off the radar. But he seems to have a knack for making movie singles. This weekend, I heard him work his magic again in the comedy (dramedy?) Jeff Who Lives At Home. Not only does this new single, “Looking For a Sign of Life” fit the mood of the movie perfectly but it stands well on it’s own. It’s a sort of nostalgic country-jam: there isn’t much too it but it’s repetitiveness is comforting and catchy. Beck’s falsetto in chorus pulls you right in, and if that doesn’t do it there’s some subtle banjo that’s sure to get you. It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity and I just can’t stop listening to it. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen below (I also recommend you see the Jeff Who Lives At Home, definitely worth it).
Beck – Looking For a Sign of Life
After months of hearing good things about DriveI finally got to see it for myself yesterday. It was well worth the wait. The characters were not the typical hollywood blockbuster type, the movie was extra extra graphic and the soundtrack was amazing. One of my favorites was the song “A Real Hero” by College. It was the perfect song to frame the movie and it’s an electronic masterpiece on its own. Check it out below and if you haven’t, see Drive.
College feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero