Have you been watching the trailers or the TV Spots for Where The Wild Things Are? Have the tunes in those previews and commercials added to the magic of Spike Jonze’s upcoming adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s book? Have those tunes stuck in your head for hours after you watched them? If the answer is “yes” to any or all of these questions, we have a treat for you today:
The soundtrack for Where The Wild Things Are is now streaming for free online.
The tunes for the movie were composed and performed by Karen O and The Kids – Karen O some of you surely recognize as the lead singer of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. I don’t usually dig this sort of music (in fact my girlfriend just glanced in the door curiously, asking me what the heck I was playing), but when taken into conjunction with the footage we’ve seen of the movie…well, let’s just say it’s hard to deny a good match when you see it made. Jonze and O work perfectly together to bring a child’s imagination to life on the screen. I think a lot of kids (and more than a few adults) are going to be after this album once the film comes out.
You can stream the Where The Wild Things Are Official Soundtrack for free either over at Stereo Gum or over at imeem. For imeem, you will need a membership login, but it’s free (kinda like Pandora) so no worries.
If you want to have a listen to the soundtrack, I personally recommend #2 “All is Love”, #4 “Worried Shoes” and #7 “Hideaway”. Good places to start.
Where The Wild Things Are roars into theaters on October 16, 2009.
Sources: Stereo Gum & imeem