One might expect a film starring Michael Cera, who plays a lovesick bassist for a band called SEX BOB-OMB, to have a pretty stellar soundtrack. It’s no surprise, then, that the songs featured in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (one of the 10 blockbuster movies we’re looking forward to this summer) were provided by Beck, Metric and Broken Social Scene, to name a few.
According to Pitchfork, Beck wrote and provided instrumentation for all four SEX BOB-OMB songs featured in the comic-book adaptation. He also joins Metric and Broken Social Scene (playing with the fake-band monicker Crash and the Boys) in contributing a couple original, previously-unreleased tracks.
The 19-track compilation, which drops Aug. 10 via ABKCO, also boasts tunes from T. Rex, the Rolling Stones and the Black Lips. The album’s second track, Plumtree’s “Scott Pilgrim,” inspired the comic book series the film is based on.
The only musical contribution that might rival the film’s soundtrack is its score, written by Nigel Godrich (known for his work with Radiohead, Beck and Pavement). Godrich’s score for the film, which opens nation-wide Aug. 13, will most likely be released digitally in August.
Check out the international trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, plus the full tracklist for the soundtrack, below:
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World soundtrack tracklist:
1. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): “We Are SEX BOB-OMB”
2. Plumtree: “Scott Pilgrim”
3. Frank Black: “I Heard Ramona Sing”
4. Beachwood Sparks: “By Your Side”
5. Black Lips: “O Katrina!”
6. Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): “I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad”
7. Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): “We Hate You Please Die”
8. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): “Garbage Truck”
9. T. Rex: “Teenage Dream”
10. The Bluetones: “Sleazy Bed Track”
11. Blood Red Shoes: “It’s Getting Boring by the Sea”
12. Metric: “Black Sheep”
13. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): “Threshold”
14. Broken Social Scene: “Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl”
15. The Rolling Stones: “Under My Thumb”
16. Beck: “Ramona (Acoustic)”
17. Beck: “Ramona”
18. SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): “Summertime”
19. Brian LeBarton: “Threshold 8 Bit”