The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the “Garden State” soundtrack, due Aug. 10 via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC’s “Scrubs), the film opens July 28 in limited U.S. theatrical release.
The Shins offer “Caring Is Creepy” and “New Slang” from their 2001 Sub Pop debut “Oh, Inverted World!,” while labelmate Iron & Wine covers fellow Sub Pop act the Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.” According to a label spokesperson, the Shins had planned on contributing a new song but were unable to finish recording it in time.
“Garden State” also features tracks from Men At Work’s Colin Hay, the Cary Brothers, Remy Zero, Frou Frou and Bonnie Somerville. Vintage cuts from Nick Drake (“One of These Things First”) and Simon & Garfunkel (“The Only Living Boy in New York”) round out the album.
Braff stars in the film as a 20-something who returns to his New Jersey home town after nine years. The cast is rounded out by Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Method Man.
Here is the track list for “Garden State:
“Don’t Panic,” Coldplay
“Caring Is Creepy,” the Shins
“In The Waiting Line,” Zero 7
“New Slang,” the Shins
“I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You,” Colin Hay
“Blue Eyes,” Cary Brothers
“Fair,” Remy Zero
“One of These Things First,” Nick Drake
“Lebanese Blonde,” Thievery Corporation
“The Only Living Boy in New York,” Simon & Garfunkel
“Such Great Heights,” Iron And Wine
“Let Go,” Frou Frou
“Winding Road,” Bonnie Somerville