Hear Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Taste of Blood’ From the ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Soundtrack

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If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself. Such is the case for the score to Jim Jarmusch’s new film Only Lovers Left Alive, which is performed by his band Sqürl, with contributions from Zola Jesus, Cults’ Madeline Follin, Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan, and Dutch composer Jozef Van Wissem. The film, which premiered at Cannes, stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as centuries-old vampire lovers with excellent taste in music, and now you can hear Sqürl’s appropriately dark “The Taste of Blood.” The official soundtrack is scheduled to be released on February 17 via ATP Recordings on CD and 2xLP formats (via The Playlist).

Check out the gothic-Western song below, and read SPIN’s review of Only Lovers Left Aliveto find out why this might be Jarmusch’s most universally beloved movie yet.

Only Lovers Left Alive Official Soundtrack track list:

1. SQÜRL – “Streets of Detroit”
2. SQÜRL – “Funnel of Love” (feat. Madeline Follin)
3. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “Sola Gratia (Part 1)”
4. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “The Taste of Blood”
5. SQÜRL – “Diamond Star”
6. SQÜRL – “Please Feel Free to Piss in the Garden”
7. SQÜRL – “Spooky Action at a Distance”
8. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “Streets of Tangier”
9. Jozef Van Wissem – “In Templum Dei” (feat. Zola Jesus)
10. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “Sola Gratia (Part 2)”
11. Jozef Van Wissem – “Our Hearts Condemn Us”
12. Yasmine Hamdan – “Hal”
13. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “Only Lovers Left Alive”
14. Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – “This Is Your Wilderness”


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