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Thom Yorke, Killers "New Moon" Song Previews Hit the Web

October 9, 2009 2:49 PM ET

Thom Yorke's Los Angeles concerts came and went without of a whiff of his New Moon contribution "Hearing Aid," but Radiohead fans — and New Moon die-hards — are about to get a treat. Thirty-second clips of all the songs from the Twilight follow-up's soundtrack have been posted at Amazon's U.K. site.

Peter Travers breaks down all of the fall's most anticipated films.

As Rolling Stone reported, the disc includes tunes by OK Go, Breaking act Band of Skulls and Bon Iver with St. Vincent. Yorke's song is another Eraser-esque goodie that sounds like a more upbeat version of "Harrowdown Hill." Grizzly Bear's "Slow Life" is equally beautiful and atmospheric based on its half-minute preview, while the Killers completely wash away all their Day & Age glean on "A White Demon Love Song." Track running times are available too: Lykke Li is the longevity winner as "Possibility" clocks in at 5:04, while Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Done All Wrong" is the only track that ends south of three minutes.

Read about Twilight mastermind Stephenie Meyer's musical muses.

As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, the new video for Death Cab's "Meet Me at the Equinox" has hit the Net, much to the delight of Twilighters eager for new New Moon footage before the film heads to theaters on November 20th. We won't have to wait as long for the soundtrack, which hits shelves October 20th.

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Thom Yorke Dances Up a Storm at Official Debut of New Solo Band
"New Moon" Track List Reveals New Music From Thom Yorke, Killers, Muse

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