Jagjaguwar Releases Soundtrack for The Comedy

Jagjaguwar has released the official soundtrack for Rick Alverson’s new film The Comedy, which stars Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show) through iTunes, and it will be available through other digital retailers and on vinyl on November 13th. Heidecker appears as the lead actor in the film alongside longtime collaborator Eric Wareheim. Also in the cast are LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and comedian Neil Hamburger, who has longstanding affiliations with indie-rock outlets from his albums being released on Drag City.
 
Featured on the soundtrack is a disparate range of artists that includes Justin Vernon’s tongue-in-cheek smooth jazz project Gayngs and cult hero songwriter Bill Fay. Excerpts from William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops are also… integrated… into the soundtrack. Director Rick Alverson worked directly with Jagjaguwar to develop a series of songs that reflected the “autumn of the American era.”
 
Creative expression takes many forms, separated by slight degrees of interpretation, so I am always fascinated and excited by the intersection of musicians and filmmakers. The Comedy emerges as a quintessential example of this phenomenon. Below you will find the trailer for the film, a selected clip featuring an excerpt from Basinski’s Disintegration Loops and the full song listing for the soundtrack.

“Music From The Comedy, A Film By Rick Alverson” Track Listing

Donnie & Joe Emerson — Baby
The Comedy — “Taxi Hip Hop”
Gayngs — The Walker
Bill Fay — Garden Song
The Comedy — “Old Man Be Dead By Now”
Gardens & Villa — Carrizo Plain
Amanaz — Khala My Friend
The Comedy — “You Get A Lot of Assholes in Here”
William Basinski — Disintegration Loops (1.1 Excerpt I)
The Comedy — “I Need You”
Gayngs — Gaudy Side of Town
The Comedy — “You Are In The Demon’s House”
Here We Magic — Over The Ocean
Bill Fay — Camille
The Comedy — “Nick Nolte”
Gardens & Villa — Chemtrails
William Basinski — Disintegration Loops (1.1 Excerpt II)

 

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