‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and its vampy sounds

Oct. 16, 2009 | 6:54 p.m.

This in from Todd Martens over at the Pop & Hiss music blog, one the other fine pop-culture outposts here at the Los Angeles Times website…

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A new film in the “Twilight” franchise is more than just a cinematic event. As the soundtrack to “Twilight” sold a stunning 2.2 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the vampire brand means serious business to the music industry as well.

The soundtrack to “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is released off-cycle today, rather than the typical music industry release day of Tuesday. It’s out a month ahead of the film, which hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 20, and whether it will have the same retail impact as the music companion to the first film remains to be seen.

But this much is certain: The “New Moon” soundtrack is definitely much more of a piece than the soundtrack to “Twilight.” It’s moody, music-to-get-sad-to, definitely, but music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas has put together a collection of songs that captures the drama of young love without drowning in it. Released once again on Patsavas’ Chop Shop label, which is associated with Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic, “New Moon” is, on a whole, more inventive than the scattered radio-ready rock that permeated its predecessor…

READ TODD’S TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW OF ALL 14 SONGS

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Photos, clockwise from top left: Thom Yorke: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times; Annie Clark:  Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times; “New Moon” posters: Summit Entertainment / Associated Press

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10 Responses to ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and its vampy sounds

  1. matthew scroggins says:

    It looks like this movie is going to be bad ass. I'm going to be waiting outside of the movie theaters at 12:00 waiting for it to open up. So i can watch this movie.

  2. alie says:

    heyy twilight fans,,,,,,,,,,i loveeeeeeeee twilight sooooooooo muchhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Robert says:

    The Killers "A White Demon Love Song" is my favorite track. Overall, it's a fantastic soundtrack

  4. 3elise says:

    ok yah the music on the soundtrack is good but the some of the singers are really bad they could have gotton better artists for the soundrack. i mean the music itself is good but the voice is horrible on some songs. But i still love twilight and new moon can't wait for the movie to come out.

  5. jona says:

    i so love this movie.. i wish i could be bella even for one day ahHAhHA

  6. allison says:

    hey twilight fans come visit me at webs.com my page is called twilight365!!!

  7. araceli says:

    aaah:o im so obssesed with twilight:D

  8. qistina :) says:

    i cant wait to watch this movie , i love you edward cullen my fantasy boyfriend :(

  9. katherine says:

    i think that twilight is one of the best movies i have ever seen and the sounds were ok in the first movie so i think that in the second movie will be orright. love TWILIGHT SO MUCH!!!!

  10. evan gillard says:

    cool

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