TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM


It’s a doozy! And you know what? You can get the jams that’re in the movie and on the soundtrack from The Shins & Iron & Wine (plus, oh, so much more…) right here at Ye Olde Tymey Online Store! The Shins’ tracks are “Caring is Creepy” and “New Slang” (click to see the video!) off of Oh, Inverted World. You can snag that here.

And Iron & Wine does his gentle, soothing cover of the Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights”, which can be purchased by getting the Postal Service’s single of that very song. You can grab that here.

Compiled by director and Executive Soundtrack Producer Zach Braff (who also stars in the film), the movie’s music is already garnering praise from fine publications the world over. Check it!

“The Shins’ two songs on the collection, the dreamy Flaming Lips quality of “Caring Is Creepy” and the gentle swaying perfection of “New Slang,” are wonderful selections. And easily one of the crowning moments is the cover version that everyone is talking about in indie circles, Iron & Wine’s cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.” In it, the IDM disco drive of the original song is deconstructed to only its essence and then washed in a rustic patina. The austerity of Iron & Wine’s lo-fi minimalist instrumentation is pillowed by Samuel Beam’s feathered whisper vocals, thus making this cover version go from jarring to tranquil without protest. The Postal Service made “Such Great Heights” a pretty song, Iron & Wine made it a beautiful lullaby.” –Orlando CityBeat

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson