180º South: Modest Mouse Shins, Jennings Jack Johnson

CHRIS MALLOY'S 180° SOUTH SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE ORIGINAL SONGS BY
UGLY CASANOVA (ISAAC BROCK OF MODEST MOUSE), JAMES MERCER (THE SHINS) & MASON JENNINGS
ALSO FEATURES SONGS BY JACK JOHNSON & LOVE AS LAUGHTER

Mason Jennings
Brushfire Records will release the original soundtrack to director Chris Malloy's film 180° South on June 22, 2010. The 180° South soundtrack features new music from James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells w/Danger Mouse), Mason Jennings and Ugly Casanova (Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse with various collaborators) - all of whom participated significantly in the overall film project. Songs by Jack Johnson and Love as Laughter also appear, as well as James Mercer's cover of Neil Young's "Journey Through The Past." The compilation was assembled by the film's producer, Emmett Malloy, who recently directed The White Stripes' "Under Great White Northern Lights".

180° South (select markets nationwide) retraces Yvon Chouinard's and Doug Tompkins' epic 1968 journey to Patagonia through the eyes of adventurer Jeff Johnson. Along the way, Jeff is shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and plans a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life takes a turn when he meets with his heroes Chouinard and Tompkins, now spending their fortunes to save Patagonia's wild lands from damming and development. Director Chris Malloy's film strikes deeply into the heart of Patagonia's wilderness - it was there, during the making of the film that the soundtrack was conceived.

Mason Jennings and James Mercer visited Patagonia during the shooting of the film. Deeply impacted, they spent the following weeks, months and years that followed, writing music and enlisting friends such as Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock and Jack Johnson to help get the soundtrack made.

"When we had a rough edit of the movie, we headed to Portland to Isaac's studio to record the soundtrack for 180º South. Pulling up to an old two-story craftsman house, we could hear the peaceful sound of guitars through the windows" says producer Emmett Malloy. Chris and I stopped and stared up at the attic, completely captivated. It was not long before we were watching footage and going over ideas and it wasn't long after that before we heard banjo, trumpet, squeezebox, drums and harmonies coming from every corner of the house. That did not stop for almost two weeks."

Track listing:
1. "MOUNTAINS OF STORMS" - Ugly Casanova
2. "HERE'S TO NOW" - Ugly Casanova
3. "MACHINES" - Mason Jennings
4. "DOUG'S THEME" - James Mercer
5. "WAVE GOODBYE" - Ugly Casanova
6. "LONESOME BLUES" - Ugly Casanova
7. "JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST" - James Mercer
8. "HOTCHA GIRLS" - Ugly Casanova
9. "SPRING WIND" - Jack Johnson
10. "MAYBE WE'RE LOST" - Ugly Casanova
11. "CORCOVADO" - Ugly Casanova
12. "COCONUT FLAKES" - Love as Laughter
13. "THE GEEZER" - Ugly Casanova
14. "LAY ME DOWN" - Ugly Casanova

http://www.180south.com/

[Published on: 4/28/10]

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