'Garden State' and 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtracks Get Vinyl Pressings

'Garden State' and 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtracks Get Vinyl Pressings
In 2004, Natalie Portman promised to change our lives with a song. Now, a decade later, the soundtrack to Garden State is finally coming to vinyl. It will be out on August 5.

This is the first time Garden State has been pressed on vinyl. The 13 songs are split across two records and housed in a gatefold jacket. Among the artists who appear here are Iron & Wine (covering the Postal Service's "Such Great Heights"), Simon & Garfunkel, Coldplay, Nick Drake, Thievery Corporation and, of course, the Shins (whose "New Slang" was the aforementioned life-changer).

The release is timed to coincide with director/star Zach Braff's latest flick, Wish I Was Here, the soundtrack for which is also star-studded. Contributors here include the Shins, Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Badly Drawn Boy, Coldplay, Cat Power, the Head & the Heart and more.

See the track lists for both soundtracks below. Vinyl copies are available to pre-order right here; CD and digital copies of Wish I Was Here will also be available.

Of course, this is big news for a generation of indie fans, since the music from Garden State was ubiquitous for anyone living in a university dorm in 2004 (Full disclosure: that includes this writer).

Music from the Motion Picture Garden State:

1. Coldplay - "Don't Panic"
2. The Shins - "Caring Is Creepy"
3. Zero 7 - "In The Waiting Line"
4. The Shins - "New Slang"
5. Colin Hay - "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You"
6. Cary Brothers - "Blue Eyes"
7. Remy Zero - "Fair"
8. Nick Drake - "One of These Things First"
9. Thievery Corporation - "Lebanese Blonde"
10. Simon & Garfunkel - "The Only Living Boy in New York"
11. Iron and Wine - "Such Great Heights"
12. Frou Frou - "Let Go"
13. Bonnie Somerville - "Winding Road"

Music from the Motion Picture Wish I Was Here:

A1. The Shins - "So Now What"
A2. Gary Jules - "Broke Window"
A3. Radical Face - "The Mute"
B1. Hozier - "Cherry Wine" (live)
B2. Bon Iver - "Holocene"
B3. Baldy Drawn Boy - "The Shining"
B4. Jump Little Children - "Mexico"
C1. Cat Power & Coldplay - "Wish I Was Here"
C2. Allie Moss - "Wait It Out"
C3. Paul Simon - "The Obvious Child"
C4. Japanese Wallpaper - "Breathe In" (ft. Wafia)
D1. Bon Iver - "Heavenly Father"
D2. Aaron Embry - "Raven's Song"
D3.The Weepies - "Mend"
D4. The Head & The Heart - "No One to Let You Down"