Monday, August 24, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Karen O and the Kids Digital Single "All is Love" From Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack Released Today

"All is Love," the first single from the Karen O-created soundtrack for the movie version of Maurice Sendek's Where the Wild Things Are began streaming today here. Karen O, lead singer of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had a musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision." O says, “I didn’t want to make music that was hammering you over the head or go for some kind of pushbutton emotion. What I initially wanted to do was close to Cat Stevens in Harold & Maude, really simple, but memorably and seamlessly woven into the movie."

"All is Love" includes O and an untrained children's choir; the rest of the members of "Karen O and The Kids" include O's YYY bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase, Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), and Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska).

The full soundtrack is available 9/29; the movie, directed by Spike Jonze, is out 10/16.

(The YYYs begin US tour dates starting in September. They are headlining Day 1 of the Monolith Festival on 9/12.)

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