David Byrne and Will Oldham Pick Extremely Self-Deprecating Band Name

The Pieces of Shit composed and scored five tracks off the soundtrack for 'This Must Be the Place'

David Byrne / Photo by Clayton Cubitt
David Byrne / Photo by Clayton Cubitt
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Devon Maloney

As SPIN reported earlier this year, a film about a musician who's sort of modeled on the Cure's Robert Smith debuted at Utah's Sundance Festival in January. This Must Be the Place, which stars Sean Penn, isn't a real biopic (just as the latest Clint Eastwood-directed rendition of A Star is Born isn't a real Kurt Cobain biopic), but its soundtrack sure is real: In addition to songs by Jónsi & Alex, Iggy Pop, and Julia Kent, it will feature five tracks by composer-writer team David Byrne and Will Oldham a.k.a Bonnie "Prince" Billy, who have dubbed themselves, in all their apparent self-loathing, the Pieces of Shit. Fitting for a movie about-but-not-about the Cure, we guess?

As FACT reports, the soundtrack, which will be released on two-disc, deluxe-edition vinyl via the Vinyl Factory April 23, is available for pre-order now, while the film itself hits theaters this Friday, April 6. You'll note the film's title not-so-coincidentally pays homage to David Byrne's Talking Heads track by the same name. In less of a coincidence, he performs it live on the soundtrack.


This Must Be the Place Soundtrack

  1. "Lord I’m Coming" - Gavin Friday
  2. "Lay & Love" - The Pieces Of Shit
  3. "Open Up" - The Pieces Of Shit
  4. "Charmaine" - Mantonvanni & His Orchestra
  5. "Arvo Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel" - Daniel Hope, Simon Mulligan
  6. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" - Trevor Green
  7. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" Live - David Byrne
  8. "Gardemoen" - Julia Kent
  9. "Happiness" - Jónsi & Alex
  10. "Eliza" - The Pieces Of Shit
  11. "The Passenger" - Iggy Pop
  12. "You Can Live It" - The Pieces Of Shit
  13. "Achille’s Heel - Il Second Bounce - Brooklyn Rider
  14. "If It Falls, It Falls" - The Pieces Of Shit
  15. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" - Gloria
  16. "Every Single Moment In My Life Is A Weary Wait" - Nuno Bruno E Le 8 Tracce
  17. "The Sword Is Yours" - The Pieces Of Shit
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