It seems the music press has been sleeping on Patrick Carney’s Twitter feed as of late, because it seems today is the day most of us got clued into the fact that the Black Keys drummer composed the theme song to the new Netflix cartoon BoJack Horseman, which premiered on the streaming service a week ago. We’ll just chalk that up to end-of-summer malaise, pretend it’s a new thing, and move on, okay?
So, yep, up above you can watch the opening credits to the show, which stars Will Arnett as a washed-up sitcom star who also happens to be a horse, and hear Carney and his uncle Ralph Carney’s mix of funky synths and smooth-as-hell saxophone stylings. It’s a great fit for the send-up of Hollywood culture, and sounds like a luded-out cousin to RJD2’s Mad Men theme, “A Beautiful Mine.” It certainly makes us eager to hear more of Carney’s original scoring, and hopefully next time it won’t take us seven days to get hip to his jive. Meanwhile, the first season of BoJack Horseman, which co-stars Alison Brie and Aaron Paul, is available to watch now in its entirety.
Meanwhile, Grouplove are the clean-up hitters with their closing credits theme, “Back In The 90’s (BoJack Theme Song).”