Karen O And The Kids: Where The Wild Things Are

DGC/Interscope To Release Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack:
Original Songs By Karen O And The Kids

Album Out September 29 / Motion Picture In Theaters October 16

Karen O - Yeah Yeah Yeahs:: Lollapalooza 2009 by Smith
Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing – as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable, obnoxious, tender, exciting... a self-proclaimed "spazoid." However, to Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, Karen O and her music possess a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the highly anticipated film.

To compose music for the film, O enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had the musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the kids include Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion), Nick Zinner, (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and an untrained children's choir.

With a screenplay co-written by Jonze and author Dave Eggers, Where the Wild Things Are, is ultimately a story about the places we go to figure out the world we live in - with a soundtrack that encompasses all levels of childhood antics.

For more information on the soundtrack and the film visit wherethewildthingsare.com.

[Published on: 8/26/09]

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