Exclusive tracks from Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie."
Exclusive tracks recorded by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Due March 15 via Aspyr Media, the set will serve as a companion to the company's video game of the same name.
To fit the game's 1959 setting in a fictional "city of the future," 12 of the soundtrack's 13 songs are covers connected to the era. The only original on the set is the "zombie inspired" track "The Living Dead," contributed by Phantom Planet.
Cake covers "Strangers in the Night," a song recorded in the late 1950s by Frank Sinatra (but not a pop hit for him until 1966), while Ben Kweller tackles the Chordettes' 1958 favorite "Lollipop." Death Cab takes on "Earth Angel," first a hit for the Crew Cuts in 1955, and the Dandy Warhols revisit "All I Have To Do Is Dream," a No. 1 for the Everly Brothers in 1958.
The Flaming Lips dip back a bit earlier to cover "If I Only Had a Brain" from the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz." Other contributions come from the Ravonettes, Rogue Wave, the Walkmen, Clem Snide and Oranger.
Published in cooperation with Wideload Games, "Stubbs the Zombie" will be released for Xbox, PC and Mac platforms in summer 2005. Designed by Alex Seropian, founder of Bungie Studios and the producer of "Halo," the game puts players in control of the wisecracking title character who seeks revenge on the engineered city of Punchbowl, Pa., and sparks a war between the living and the dead.
Here is the "Stubbs the Zombie" soundtrack list:
"Lollipop," Ben Kweller
"My Boyfriend's Back," the Raveonettes
"Earth Angel," Death Cab for Cutie
"Everyday," Rogue Wave
"Strangers in the Night," Cake
"There Goes My Baby," the Walkmen
"All I Have to Do Is Dream," the Dandy Warhols
"Mr. Sandman," Oranger
"If I Only Had a Brain," the Flaming Lips
"Tears on My Pillow," Clem Snide
"Shakin' All Over," Rose Hill Drive
"Lonesome Town," Milton Mapes
"The Living Dead," Phantom Planet