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Beck, Dead Weather Tapped for 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Soundtrack

Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, Metric contribute new songs to June 8th disc

May 12, 2010 6:52 PM ET

Twilight producers have made it a mission to provide their Twihard fans with stellar tunes to accompany each film — and the soundtrack for the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is no exception. Muse, Vampire Weekend, the Dead Weather and Beck (joined by Bat For Lashes) will all contribute new songs to Eclipse. Band of Horses, the Black Keys, Metric, UNKLE, Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green, Florence and the Machine and Sia round out the disc's eclectic lineup. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the Eclipse soundtrack hits stores June 8th, three weeks ahead of the movie's June 30th theatrical release, while the soundtrack's first single (Muse's "Neutron Star Collision") will debut on May 17th.

Emily Haines of Metric, who contributed the new track "Eclipse (All Yours)," posted on the band's website today that she was shocked when she heard the film's producers were interested in her work, and strove to be sure "Eclipse" vibed with the saga of Bella Swan. "The lyrics would have to be in the voice of Bella, and we had to stay within the confines of harmonic and melodic themes Howard had in mind for the last scene," she writes.

Coincidentally, Beck's contribution to the soundtrack marks the second time this week the songwriter has offered a new track to a vampire-related soundtrack: Just days ago, it was revealed that Beck had recorded "Bad Blood" for the True Blood soundtrack.

Eclipse Track List:

Metric – "Eclipse (All Yours)"
Muse – "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"
The Bravery – "Ours"
Florence + The Machine – "Heavy In Your Arms"
Sia – "My Love"
Fanfarlo – "Atlas"
The Black Keys – "Chop and Change"
The Dead Weather – "Rolling In On a Burning Tire"
Beck and Bat For Lashes – "Let's Get Lost"
Vampire Weekend – "Jonathan Low"
UNKLE – "With You In My Head (featuring the Black Angels)"
Eastern Conference Champions – "A Million Miles an Hour"
Band of Horses – "Life on Earth"
Cee-Lo Green – "What Part Of Forever"
Howard Shore – "Jacob's Theme"

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