"The O.C."'California' Love
Just before the Nov. 4 premiere of the second season of the hit Fox show "The O.C.," Warner Bros. is issuing the next two volumes in the show's soundtrack series. "Music From the O.C.: Mix 2" sports exclusive tracks from Nada Surf and Jem plus 13 additional cuts from the likes of Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie and the Killers.
The album is led by Nada Surf's cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's 1986 No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit "If You Leave" and Jem's rendition of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed." Also exclusive to the disc is a live version of the Walkmen's "Little House of Savages."
Interpol offers "Specialist" from the Japanese version of its debut album, "Turn on the Bright Lights," while Keane contributes the B-side "Walnut Tree." Tracks by the Eels, Super Furry Animals, Patrick Park, Dios Malos, the Thrills, the Perishers, Johnathan Rice, Beulah and the Album Leaf round out the collection.
"Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah" takes its name from the holiday the half-Jewish, half-Christian Cohen family celebrates on the show. It features such songs as Ron Sexsmith's "Maybe This Christmas" and Low's "Just Like Christmas."