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Fun., Sleigh Bells, Robyn Line Up for 'Girls' Soundtrack

Icona Pop, Santigold, Fleet Foxes also contribute songs

December 10, 2012 1:15 PM ET
Girls, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet
Girls – Volume 1: Music From The HBO Original Series
Courtesy of HBO/Fueled by Ramen

HBO's Girls has its very own soundtrack featuring songs by fun., Sleigh Bells, Robyn, Fleet Foxes, Icona Pop and Santigold, whose track "Girls" is lead single from Girls – Volume 1. Series creator Lena Dunham collaborated with music supervisors Manish Raval and Tom Wolfe and soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver the curate the collection.

The Power of Lena Dunham's 'Girls'

"I make playlists to write by and listen to as I head to set in the morning, and I experiment in editing with songs that the characters would love and that accurately reflect their struggles," said Dunham in a statement. Girls Volume 1 will be available January 8th. Season Two of Girls premieres January 13th.

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