At last, child screaming is being used for something better than alerting nearby authorities. Spike Jonze and Karen O harnessed untrained kid vocals for the Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack (remember listening to that?), and now there's this featurette where you can see how they did it, why they did it, if Jonze cried the first time he saw picture & music matched up, etc.
Enjoy--or decry as over-hyped hipster bullshit, if you want to pee on my party:
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Want to spend your day listening to music that alternates between melancholy anthems and twee Langley School-style child choirs? Sure you do; this music is in a movie picture!
Karen O's Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack is now streaming free on this internet device. Listen to it loud to show your co-workers that you're aware of more music than just early Steely Dan albums. They've been talking about that behind your back.
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The new issue of Filter has this great Where the Wild Things Are cover illustrated by Geoff McFetridge, whose work you may have also seen in the Wild Things trailer titles and "I'm Rocking on Your Dime t-shirts. Pick it up on September 11 so you can hold it up while riding mass transportation to identify yourself as someone with hip tastes in music, film, and marker drawings.
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The first single from Karen O's Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack isn't available as a digital single until tomorrow, but you can stream the track, the child chorus-backed All Is Love, RIGHT NOW on MySpace. I'd say it's a tad saccharine and repetitive for my tastes, but then I'd probably seem like a bit of a hypocrite when I end up audibly weeping over it in the theater. Plus, it sounds better when you consider the context is "child running through a world of pure whimsy."
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