It’s not a leak, but the site British Amazon.com has given fans an unexpected preview of the hotly anticipated “New Moon” soundtrack (which hits stores on October 20) by posting a 30-second snippet of each song on the album.
Which means that, if you were wondering what [artist id=”1452174″]Thom Yorke[/artist]’s “Hearing Damage” or the [artist id=”1244299″]Killers[/artist]’ “A White Demon Love Song” sounds like, you’re in luck! (BTW, the answers are “An outtake from The Eraser” and “Lou Reed,” respectively.)
Based on these clips, [artist id=”2973634″]Lykke Li[/artist]’s “Possibility” evokes a hazy fever dream, [artist id=”1191782″]Muse[/artist]’s “New Moon” remix of “I Belong to You” (the original version of which appears on their just-released album The Resistance) is a stately minuet, Bon Iver and St. Vincent’s “Rosyln” is hushed and churchly, and [artist id=”1231455″]OK Go[/artist]’s “Shooting the Moon” — with its weird sound effects — reminds us a whole lot of a Flaming Lips track.
The Friday unveiling of snippets from the “New Moon” soundtrack is a fitting way to cap off what’s already been a pretty huge week for members of Twilight Nation. On Wednesday, after months of hype, the video for the first single off the album — Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox” — premiered on MTV, and fans of the series responded with gusto (though they would’ve preferred more shirtless Robert Pattinson, to be honest). And MTV News will have lots more about the soundtrack in a series of articles that begin publishing on Monday!
The Amazon preview only appears on the United Kingdom version of the site; at press time, the U.S. site did not contain any snippets of songs from the soundtrack.