You know what at least two patchy mustaches mean: You’re about to hear some brooding, mannered chamber pop care of the National!
Those mealy mustaches are care of Greg Kwedar’s directorial debut, Transpecos, which fetures a score by Aaron and Bryce Dessner, two of the brothers behind the aforementioned indie rock darlings. Here’s what the film’s all about:
Depicting corruption as unavoidable as the desert heat, TRANSPECOS is a tense thriller that puts the audience in the shoes of three border patrol agents who man a check point on a remote highway. Rookie Davis (Johnny Simmons) and seasoned Flores (Gabriel Luna) work with the callous, world-weary Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr.) to round out the trio. On what feels like another routine stop, the contents of one car will throw their lives out of control. As dark secrets are revealed, each passing hour will bring them closer to a nightmarish conclusion that could cost them their lives, in a world where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.
Two out of three wispy mustaches ain’t bad:
So, to celebrate both terrible facial hair and the recent release of Transpecos, we’ve partnered with Samuel Goldwyn Films to give away 30 (yup you read that right) copies of the Transpecos soundtrack, written and performed (probably) by the Dessner brothers.
Winning, unlike being in a Grammy-nominated band with your brother, is easy. All you have to do is:
1. Follow @pastemovies on Twitter if you haven’t already;
2. Tweet @pastemovies and tell us what your favorite National album is (hint: the objectively best National album is Boxer but we’re asking for your favorite);
3. Include the hashtag #Transpecos.
And in the spirit of getting a good head start before Trouble Will Find Me, we’ll pick all 30 winners as soon as we can!
Note: Winner must be a U.S. resident.