Death Waltz Recording Co., in conjunction with Lakeshore Records are proud to present the soundtrack to THE BAD BATCH, the sophomore film from Ana Lily Amripor, and they are thrilled to continue their relationship with her after championing her debut A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT.
As with her debut, music is an essential ingredient throughout THE BAD BATCH and it more than lives up to its predecessors killer soundtrack. This time interspersed throughout the songs are lines of dialog from the film creating a truly immersive listening experience. The songs themselves run from bona fide pop bangers (Ace of Base & Culture Club) cutting edge techno/electro (Black Light Smoke & Path Du Prince) shimmering electronica (Darkside/Chilled By Nature) through to the classic spaghetti styling of Death Waltz's own Federale.
The package is rounded out with die-cut artwork by Jay Shaw, who did such a killer job on the A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT record packaging, that it was no brainer we bring him back for this psychedilic mind-expanding record.
"Working with a director who truly loves music is an absolute gift," said music supervisor Andrea von Foerster. "Being able to talk about independent artists and labels with the same reverence as top 40 pop hits makes my heart beat faster."
"Lily Amirpour has a cinematic vision that begins and ends with music," Foerster explained. "Going on the journey with her to facilitate that vision was awesome. She knows what she wants but is simultaneously open to new ideas. Exploring electronic tracks from sometimes lesser-known artists to flesh out our dystopian world while hunting for the perfect 80s and 90s pop songs to play under amputations made for very amusing phone calls to publishers and labels. It's impossible to not feel our collective love of music in this film."
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THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Jason Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Keanu Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.
THE BAD BATCH - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP
Original Artwork by Jay Shaw
Webstore Exclusive: Disc 1 "Desert Sand with Psychedelic Swirl" vinyl, Disc 2 "Smiley Face" Yellow and Black vinyl
Also available on Black Vinyl
Please note: This is a pre-order. All orders containing this record will not ship until late August 2017.
USRCS Detention center (Dialog) - The Bad Batch Cast
Firefly - Black Light Smoke
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Screws in My Head - Black Light Smoke
This Here is The Bad Batch (Dialog) - The Dream aka Keanu Reeves
Satin Drone - Pantha du Prince
Arlen on Acid (Dialog) - Arlen aka Suki Waterhouse
Otherness (Black Mustang's Frozen Moon Jam) - Chilled by Nature
Strange Isn't it? (Dialog) - Arlen aka Suki Waterhouse
All The Colours Of The Dark - Federale
Heart - Darkside
Cows stand in their shit (Dialog) - The Dream aka Keanu Reeves
Fifty On Our Foreheads - White Lies
Lostfound - Francis Harris
All That She Wants - Ace of Base