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New Moon soundtrack now includes Death Cab for Cutie

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Is it just me or is the soundtrack for New Moon shaping up to be an Album of the Year contender? Now set to join Radiohead and Bon Iver on the tracklist is none other than Death Cab for Cutie, which have contributed the apparent first single, a number titled “Meet Me On The Equinox”.

Per bassist Nick Harmer (via New Moon author Stephanie Meyer):

“We are very excited to be a part of this amazing series of novels set in our own backyard. It just seemed a perfect synergy that a band from the Northwest would create a song for a series of novels set in the Northwest. We wrote ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’ to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so strongly affect the main characters. This song marks the first attempt that Death Cab for Cutie has ever made at contributing new, unreleased material for a film and we are proud to be a part of the Twilight legacy.”

The single will premiere on September 13th at MTV.com. The band will also perform it on the VMAs that day as well. The soundtrack itself hits stores beginning October 20th (pre-orders now on going).

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