Published Aug 10, 2012Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is shaping up to be a mighty promising film. Not only does it look to feature more of the animated morbidity that has become the director's trademark, but the soundtrack features an impressive selection of rare and original material. The album, entitled Frankenweenie Unleashed!, will be out on September 25 via Walt Disney Records.
Among the highlights are a brand new track from Karen O called "Strange Love," a solo cut from the Cure's Robert Smith called "Witchcraft," the Passion Pit B-side "Almost There," and a collaboration between Grace Potter and the Flaming Lips on "My Mechanical Friend."
Other acts who appear are Plain White T's, Grouplove, actress Winona Ryder, Kimbra, Neon Trees, and Foster the People's Mark Foster.
Karen O's track reportedly features during the end credits of Frankenweenie. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman recently told Rolling Stone, "My music inspiration came out of the same era of B-movie fright film references sprinkled throughout the film. I went in the direction of exotica and calypso stylistically because it's quirky, good vibes music of that era, and when you throw in a theremin solo, it's a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafonte's calypso record, so I wanted to give a nod to that, too."
According to a press release, Frankenweenie Unleashed! contains "music from and inspired by the film." The same day as it is released (September 25), the Danny Elfman-scored Frankenweenie: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will arrive on shelves through Disney.
Frankenweenie is about a boy who brings his dog back from the dead. The film premieres in theatres on October 5.
1. Karen O - "Strange Love"
2. Neon Trees - "Electric Heart (Stay Forever)"
3. Mark Foster - "Polartropic (You Don't Understand Me)"
4. Passion Pit - "Almost There"
5. Plain White T's - "Pet Sematary"
6. Kimbra - "With My Hands"
7. AWOLNATION "Everybody's Got a Secret"
8. Kerli - "Immortal"
9. Grace Potter ft. the Flaming Lips - "My Mechanical Friend"
10. Imagine Dragons - "Lost Cause"
11. Grouplove - "Underground"
12. Skylar Grey - "Building a Monster"
13. Robert Smith - "Witchcraft"
14. Winona Ryder - "Praise Be New Holland"