The lead single from Twilight sequel New Moon's soundtrack (due in stores October 20th) will come from Death Cab for Cutie. The exclusive new tune called "Meet Me on the Equinox" will debut next month during the broadcast of the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13th, and the long-awaited follow-up to Twilight will be in theaters November 20th.
"We are very excited to be a part of this amazing series of novels set in our own backyard," says bassist Nick Harmer in a statement. "It just seemed a perfect synergy that a band from the Northwest would create a song for a series of novels set in the Northwest. We wrote 'Meet Me On the Equinox' to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so strongly affect the main characters. This song marks the first attempt that Death Cab for Cutie has ever made at contributing new, unreleased material for a film and we are proud to be a part of the 'Twilight' legacy."
The Grammy-nominated band from Bellingham, Washington, won't be the only act on the soundtrack, of course. While no other artists have been confirmed, sources say submissions from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear and Muse are all being considered for the disc.
The Twilight soundtrack, which boasted songs from Paramore, Mute Math, Linkin Park, and Collective Soul, debuted at Number One in late 2008 and has since sold more than 2 million copies.
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