With the extended trailer having debuted at this past Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards and the first song from the soundtrack — Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox" — premiered on MTV.com during that same show. Now a New York Times article says that the full soundtrack will be announced some time tomorrow, so now would be a great time to take a look at what we know.
According to "New Moon" music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, this album will have a much greater "indie" bent than the soundtrack to "Twilight" did. That makes sense considering the rumored groups involved. So far, it's almost certain that Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Band of Skulls and Muse will all have contributions on the album. The Times suggested that the Killers and Grizzly Bear (you know, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's favorite band) have also been independently confirmed as being participants, but Patsavas wouldn't comment on either one. At Comic-Con, director Chris Weitz also mentioned that Kings of Leon were in the running for a spot, but there has been little mention of them since that initial suggestion. And the Used member Jeph Howard tweeted that his band was recording a song for "New Moon" as well.
So assuming all of the above artists will be included, that makes eight tracks so far. Other rumored contributors include Coldplay (one of "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer's favorite bands) and Kelly Clarkson (a fan who wrote "Empty as I Am" because she was inspired by "New Moon"). Reportedly former "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini also submitted a song (called "I Can't Live") for possible inclusion. Whatever the final list may be, it'll certainly be an eclectic mix full of melancholy that should make for an excellent accompaniment to watching Kristen Stewart pine for Robert Pattinson.