Published Sep 12, 2014Illustrator Hope Larson's webcomic SOLO follows a musician protagonist dealing with the breakup of her band and marriage, and she's nabbed some impressive names for the soundtrack to her stories.
DIIV, Savages, Beach Fossils, Blouse and Weekend have all contributed to the musical compilation, which was curated by Michael Stock. Stock runs L.A. radio show Part Time Punks, and all of the music featured on the SOLO soundtrack comes from recorded sessions at the station.
Speaking about the project [via Pitchfork], Stock said:
The soundtrack operates a bit differently than a film soundtrack. With a comic, of course, the reader sets the pace of the story. You can take as long (or short) as you like to read a comic, whether it's on the page or online. My hope is that the soundtrack will inspire the reader to linger on all these rich, detailed pages Hope has put together. With the fast-forward and rewind-button at the bottom of the page, the reader can also choose which of the 19 tracks best fits the scene. I mean, I definitely had certain tracks in mind for certain scenes, but it's a cool experiment to try swapping out different tracks for different scenes.
Each band featured on the collection will also be drawn into the storyline, appearing on T-shirts, flyers and records throughout the series. You can check out the animated band shirts above and listen to the entire soundtrack below.
You can also read the comic here and order the soundtrack on CD here.
1. Shy Boys - Keeps Me On My Toes (Part Time Punks Session)
2. Marble Arch - Bitter Spring
3. Beach Fossils - Careless (Part Time Punks Session)
4. Craft Spells - You Should Close The Door (Part Time Punks Session)
5. Half String - Honeycut (Part Time Punks Session)
6. Nothing - Hymn to the Pillory
7. Whirr - Twist (Part Time Punks Session)
8. Bleak Boys - Lushed Away
9. Blouse - In A Glass (Part Time Punks Session)
10. Catwalk - I Don't Wanna Play That Game
11. Moscow Olympics - Safe
12. Hibou - Glow (Part Time Punks Session)
13. Weekend - Coma Summer (Part Time Punks Session)
14. Tennis System - Lovers & Fake Friends (Part Time Punks Session)
15. Savages - Husbands (Part Time Punks Session)
16. TOY - Kopter (Part Time Punks Session)
17. DIIV - Air Conditioning (Part Time Punks Session)
18. Tender Age - Mirrors
19. Bouquet - In A Dream (Part Time Punks Session)