Press release for Veronica Mars TV Soundtrack
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
FEATURING SONGS FROM
DANDY WARHOLS, SPOON, TEGAN & SERA,
MIKE DOUGHTY, STEREOPHONICS, IVY
AND INTRODUCING THE FADERS
Nettwerk proudly presents the soundtrack to VERONICA MARS, UPN's edgy, critically-acclaimed drama, due in stores September 27. The disc will include songs from the Dandy Warhols, Spoon, Ivy, The Perishers, Mike Doughty, Tegan & Sera, Sterophonics and The Format, among others.
Fans will recognize the first track, the Dandy Warhols' "We Used To Be Friends," as the electro-pop, catchy theme song of the show. The soundtrack includes several songs featured during season one, like "The Way You Are" (46 Bliss), "Momentary Thing" (Something Happens) and "Lily Dreams On" (Cotton Mather), while the rest of the songs will make their way into different episodes of season two, slated to premiere September 28.
The soundtrack will also introduce America to The Faders, the all-girl poppy punk rock band that has already garnered much success in the UK. The girls are ready to bring their feisty, infectious sound to the States, and their first task is to shoot the video for the single off the soundtrack, "No Sleep Tonight." As an added bonus, VERONICA MARS cast members will team up with The Faders to shoot the video for the single.
VERONICA MARS creator Rob Thomas expresses the importance of using music to complement and enhance the show, and the songs he listens to often inspire the scenes themselves. "I really try to get into Veronica's head space, and choose music that, first, I think she'd actually listen to, and, second, choose songs that fit the noir sensibility of the show. That dose of moodiness and melancholy, the pain, the drama is what I wanted the soundtrack to represent because it's really the backbone of the show," Thomas explains.
Set in the fictional Southern California seaside community of Neptune, VERONICA MARS revolves around the title character, Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 18-year-old apprentice private investigator who by day must negotiate the halls of Neptune High like any average teenage girl, and by night helps her father's private investigator business in attempt to uncover the town's darkest secrets.
The series stars Kristen Bell ("Deadwood") as Veronica Mars, Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") as Keith Mars, Percy Daggs III ("The Guardian") as Wallace Fennel, Teddy Dunn ("The Manchurian Candidate") as Duncan Kane, Jason Dohring ("Judging Amy") as Logan Echolls, Francis Capra ("C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation ") as Eli "Weevil" Navarro, and [casting spoiler removed]. Joel Silver ("The Matrix") and creator Rob Thomas ("Cupid") are executive producers. VERONICA MARS is from Silver Pictures Television, in association with and distributed by Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Production services are provided by Stu Segall Productions, Inc.
VERONICA MARS returns to UPN for its second season on Wednesday, September 28th at 9pm.
Track listing is as follows:
Dandy Warhols "We Used To Be Friends"
Mike Doughty "I Hear The Bells"
Tegan & Sara "I Know I Know I Know"
Spoon "I Turn My Camera On"
The Faders "No Sleep Tonight"
The Perishers "Sway"
Delays "Long Time Coming"
The Format "On Your Porch"
Ivy "Ocean City Girl"
Something Happens "Momentary Thing"
46 Bliss "The Way You Are"
Adrienne Pierce "Lost & Found"
Cotton Mather "Lily Dreams On"