Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the soundtrack for “Our Burden Is Light,” due Jan. 13 via Madacy. The film, the score for which was penned by Foo Fighters/Fire Theft bassist Nate Mendel (he also co-stars), will be released on DVD the same day.
“Our Burden Is Light” stars Mendel’s real-life girlfriend Jessica Ballard as the vocalist for the fictional band Bleeder. Two songs Mendel and Ballard co-wrote appear on the soundtrack, and feature drumming by the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins. Mark Lanegan, Rickie Lee Jones and All also appear on the album, the full track list for which has not yet been announced.
The DVD of the film includes a commentary track, deleted scenes, rehearsal footage and a gag reel. No theatrical release for “Our Burden Is Light” has yet been lined up.
Mendel is currently on the road with the Fire Theft in support of its recent self-titled Rykodisc debut, which bowed at No. 11 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The group plays Washington, D.C., tonight (Oct. 17).