Official Soundtrack For ‘The Comedy’ Ready For November Release
Jagjaguwar is proud to present the soundtrack from director Rick Alverson’s provocative film “The Comedy.” The release will be available both digitally and on vinyl on November 13.
On the cusp of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker - “Tim & Eric Awesome Show”) is an aging hipster with unlimited options. He spends his days with like-minded friends (“Tim and Eric” co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a.“Neil Hamburger”) in aimless recreation and endless games of comic irreverence. Director Rick Alverson’s provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.
Alverson worked with Jagjaguwar to create a soundtrack of eerie, bittersweet and mystic pop songs from the “autumn of the American Era,” featuring artists from the present (GAYNGS, Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic) and the past (Donnie & Joe Emerson, Bill Fay, Amanaz). Markedly, the soundtrack features excerpts from William Basinski’s groundbreaking The Disintegration Loops, one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape.
A full tracklisting can be found below. “The Comedy” will be available nationwide via On Demand (Cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon & VUDU) beginning October 24th. It opens theatrically on November 9 and will expand throughout the month with filmmaker Q&A’s in select cities.