180° South: Conquerors of the Useless [Original Soundtrack]

180° South: Conquerors of the Useless [Original Soundtrack]


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Like most films by the Malloy brothers, 180° South is a wilderness flick that devotes ample time to surfing and island life. The soundtrack is similarly breezy, featuring stripped-down campfire folk songs that were specifically written for the movie. Mason Jennings and Jack Johnson serve as the requisite representatives of Brushfire Records, but the track list also reaches beyond the Brushfire family with two of its most active contributors: James Mercer, frontman of the Shins and Broken Bells, and Isaac Brock, captain of Modest Mouse. In addition to contributing their own solo songs, the two frontmen work together as part of Ugly Casanova, Brock's incognito solo project that functions here as a Brock/Mercer supergroup. With help from a rotating cast of backup musicians, Ugly Casanova contributes eight songs to this disc, all of them loose, rootsy, and seemingly recorded during casual, off-the-cuff studio sessions. Mercer's own songs are a bit more studied, and his cover of Neil Young's "Journey Through the Past" is one of the soundtrack's highlights.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2010
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602527380117
catalogNumber: 001442502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clay Jones   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Isaac Brock   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Foot Stomping
Eric Judy   Bass,Mandolin,Squeezebox
Jack Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
James Mercer   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Plummer   Drums,Foot Stomping,Box
Zach Gill   Piano
Tom Peloso   Fiddle,Trumpet
Naheed Simjee   Tambourine
Xocoyotzin Moraza   Guitar,Harp

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer
Clay Jones   Composer
Sam Jayne   Composer
Isaac Brock   Composer
Eric Judy   Composer
Mason Jennings   Composer
James Mercer   Composer
Joe Plummer   Composer
Tom Peloso   Composer
Emmett Malloy   Liner Notes,Soundtrack Supervisor
Xocoyotzin Moraza   Composer

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