If Peter Parker is going to confront his demons — and the man who killed his beloved uncle — he's gonna need a soaring, weepy ballad playing in the background, right? Well, Snow Patrol have served up a big, fat one for the "Spider-Man 3" soundtrack in "Signal Fire." The swelling ballad is the lead tune on a soundtrack that features new songs from the Killers, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Walkmen, Flaming Lips and a track from former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman's new musical alter ego, Coconut Records.
The soundtrack is due May 1 — three days before the film hits U.S. theaters — according to the Web site of Record Collection, the label releasing the album. The disc has a less emo/ hard rock feel than the last installment's soundtrack, which featured a big ballad from Dashboard Confessional and tunes from Train, Taking Back Sunday, Hoobastank, Lostprophets and Smile Empty Soul.
Instead, the more indie-leaning "3" collection serves up bands including Rogue Wave, moody Irish duo Wasted Youth Orchestra, Black Mountain, the Oohlas and little-known Austin, Texas, rockers Sounds Under Radio.
At the very least, you have to love the always-out-there Lips' contribution, "Spider-Man vs. Muhammad Ali," a seeming homage to the classic 1978 head-scratching DC Comics title that pitted Superman against the Greatest of All Time.
The track list for the "Spider-Man 3" soundtrack, according to the Record Collection site:
· Snow Patrol - "Signal Fire"
· The Killers - "Move Away"
· Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sealings"
· Wolfmother - "Pleased to Meet You"
· The Walkmen - "Red River"
· Black Mountain - "Stay Free"
· The Flaming Lips - "Spider-Man vs. Muhammad Ali"
· Simon Dawes - "Scared of Myself"
· Chubby Checker - "The Twist"
· Rogue Wave - "Sight Lines"
· Coconut Records - "Summer Day"
· Jet - "Falling Star"
· Sounds Under Radio - "Portrait of a Summer Thief"
· Wasted Youth Orchestra - "A Letter to St. Jude"
· The Oohlas - "Small Parts"
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