The soundtrack to "New Moon," the forthcoming second film in the hit "Twilight" series, was originally supposed to hit stories this Tuesday, October 20, but fan demand (and a leak) pushed the release date of the hotly anticipated album up to today. The soundtrack, which features decidedly indie-centric contributions from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, Thom Yorke and the Killers, immediately shot to the top of the iTunes album sales chart.
One music video has already come from it — Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox" — and it's possible there could be more. This is an excellent development, as many of the bands involved have a tremendous visual sensibility and could really push the envelope for a lot of these songs. Grizzly Bear have produced a number of trippy, engrossing videos, including the psychedelic "Central and Remote." Yorke, of course, has always focused on imagery (just as he did in the clip for his solo song "Harrowdown Hill"). And Muse's "Knights of Cydonia" is an appropriately epic, cinematic presentation.
To get a better sense of the sort of bands who are on the "New Moon" soundtrack — as well as the sort of imagery they tend to work with — check out the "New Moon" video playlist. It features the new clip from Death Cab for Cutie as well as contributions from Lykke Li, St. Vincent and OK Go.