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Beck, Bowie, Metric, MGMT on Summer Soundtracks


Beck, Bowie, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, and Metric are among the acts set to appear on two indie-centric soundtracks set for release this summer: comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Sundance sensation The Kids Are All Right.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), recruited Beck and Broken Social Scene to record original material for the film, which will be performed in the film by fictional bands SEX BOB-OMB (featuring bassist Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera) and Crash and the Boys. The movie also features new music from Metric, as well as classics from the Rolling Stones and T-Rex.

In the film, Pilgrim tries to prove his love for Ramona Flowers (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstrad) by defeating all seven of her evil exes.Sounds far out — and perfect for Beck!

The Lisa Cholodenko-directed dramedy The Kids Are All Right tells the story of lesbian parents (Annette Benning, Julianne Moore) whose two children decide to meet their biological father. The soundtrack features a blend of new and old classics like Bowie and Joni Mitchell, as well as MGMT, Deerhoof, and CSS.

Check out the tracklistings below and let us know what you think of the selections in the comments section!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World soundtrack:
1. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck), “We Are SEX BOB-OMB”
2. Plumtree, “Scott Pilgrim”
3. Frank Black, “I Heard Ramona Sing”
4. Beachwood Sparks, “By Your Side”
5. Black Lips, “O Katrina!”
6. Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene), “I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad”
7. Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene), “We Hate You Please Die”
8. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck), “Garbage Truck”
9. T. Rex, “Teenage Dream”
10. The Bluetone, “Sleazy Bed Track”
11. Blood Red Shoes, “It’s Getting Boring by the Sea”
12. Metric, “Black Sheep”
13. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck), “Threshold”
14. Broken Social Scene, “Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl”
15. The Rolling Stones, “Under My Thumb”
16. Beck, “Ramona (Acoustic)”
17. Beck, “Ramona”
18. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck), “Summertime”
19. Brian LeBarton, “Threshold 8 Bit”

The Kids Are All Right soundtrack:
1. MGMT, “The Youth”
2. David Bowie, “Black Country Rock”
3. Tame Impala, “Sundown Syndrome”
4. Fever Ray, “When I Grow Up”
5. Leon Russell, “Out In The Woods”
6. Deerhoof, “Milk Man”
7. X, “The New World”
8. Uh Huh Her, “Same High”
9. David Bowie, “Win”
10. Quadron, “Slippin'”
11. Joni Mitchell, “All I Want”
12. CSS, “Knife”
13. Geology ft. Yukimi Nagano, “Blues Alley”
14. Gabor Szabo, “Galatea’s Guitar”
15. Betty Wright, “Good Lovin'”
16. Deerhoof, “Blue Cash”
17. Little Dragon, “Fortune”