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- Posted on Mar 17th 2010 4:00PM by Mike Ayers
The band recently released their third album, 'The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night' and when asked whether or not we'd see the film's music as a standalone album, guitarist/vocalist Jace Lasek has high hopes. "We'd love to. There's been talk about it," he tells Spinner. "Once the film is released, we'll see how it does and the kind of interest it is, but I'd love to go back into that stuff."
'Sympathy for Delicious' is about a crippled turntable master named Delicious who becomes a modern day healer yet he can't seem to heal himself. The film did well at Sundance this past January, nabbing the "U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize." Along with Ruffalo, the film stars Laura Linney, Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis -- not a bad cast to join the Lakes.
"We'd been wanting to score a film for a really long time," Lasek says. "He'd apparently heard our music while in a 'fevered state.' He sorta stumbled upon us by listening to iTunes and it recommended us. He was in the middle of his film and wondered, 'Wow, I wonder if they'd be interested in scoring the film?' His music supervisor contacted us and asked us if we'd be interested in doing the film. We were totally excited and freaked out. We jumped at the chance."
Lasek says that as far as the compositions were concerned, they were given freedom to roam in the studio and ended up with roughly 40 minutes of music when it was all said and done. "Mark gave us free license to do whatever we wanted on this. He said, 'See the film as you want to see it. If we need changes, I'll talk to you then,' which was wicked, because we could really get into the film."
'The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night' is out now on Jagjaguwar and the band will be on tour most of this spring.