Death Cab for Cutie Jumps on Vampire Bandwagon

Washington indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have jumped on the vampire bandwagon and announced that they will release the lead single for the soundtrack to New Moon, the sequel to the film Twilight which, in case you've been living under a rock, is a book about a human girl falling in love with a vampire written by BYU grad Stephanie Meyers. The track, "Meet Me At The Equinox", will debut on September 13 at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Death Cab follows in the footsteps of Paramore whose "Decode" was the lead single to the initial soundtrack in 2008. "Decode" became the band's second highest charting single coming in at No. 33 in the Hot 100.

The whole Twilight movie soundtrack franchise is a bit odd. The target demographic is teenage girls but, the music is mostly college indie rock. The last album featured music from Muse and Iron & Wine with the second soundtrack rumored to include songs from Thom Yorke and Grizzly Bear. The Twilight soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and has since sold over 2 million copies.

Paramore "Decode"


Anonymous said...

:( That makes me sad. DCfC has jumped the shark.

Anonymous said...

November 20th :) :)

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