Legendary director (and film scorer) John Carpenter is releasing his debut LP "for the movies in your head."

Forty-five years after his first music credit as a composer on the Oscar-winning short The Resurrection of Bronco Billy, legendary director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), is stepping out as a musician. The 67-year-old's debut album, Lost Themes, released Feb. 3 on Sacred Bones, is a startlingly vital collection of propulsive instrumentals.


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