The soundtrack is due out in the US on September 11, and was put together by experimental rockers Deerhoof, who also contributed several songs to the film.
‘Dedication’ is a romantic comedy starring Billy Cruddup and Mandy Moore, and is Justin Theroux‘s directorial debut.
Theroux explained why he asked Deerhoof to lend their talents to the film: “I wanted both Billy and Mandy’s characters to have very much their own music to accompany their emotional arc and their characters’ fluctuations throughout the film,” he said in a statement.
“I adored Cat Power for Mandy, but since the movie is for the most part laid out through Henry’s (Crudup‘s character) perspective, I needed a more disjointed, more eclectic sound that matched his disjointed, obsessive personality…before we had even shot a single frame of film, I knew that Deerhoof needed to be a major part of this film. They are a perfect mix of both. Exceedingly beautiful, but very energized and raw.”
The tracklisting is:
‘Matchbook Seeks Maniac’ (Dedication Mix) – Deerhoof
‘Back Of Your Head’ – Cat Power
‘My Bebop Gal’ – ‘Dr. ‘ Isaiah Ross
‘A Kick In The Teeth’ – Fischerspooner
‘Dedication Suite One’ – Edward Shearmur
‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Deerhoof
‘Hark The Umpire’ – Deerhoof
‘Red River Blues’ – Buddy Moss
‘Ask Me Anything’ – The Strokes
‘Forcefield’ – Lightning Bolt
‘Dedication Suite Two’ – Edward Shearmur
‘Our Angel’s Ululu’ – Deerhoof
‘Stay Golden’ – Au Revoir Simone
–By our Los Angeles staff.