The Walkmen’s "Red River" stream from Spiderman 3

Posted April 10th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

I am admittedly puzzled by Spiderman 3’s decision to go indie for the its latest soundtrack, since the franchise has successfully slummed through unlistenable nonsense like Nickelback and Hoobastank on previous compilations with enough fanfare to ignore the little guys.

I guess some remotely tuned-in staffer decided it was time to cater to the Subterranean crowd with a collection of marginally successful alternative acts, of drastically varying degrees of quality. Jet?

The Walkmen’s contribution, courtesy of Myspace, is familiar fare, taking up where its third record, 100 Miles off, left off. Distant, reverb-drenched guitars pierce the high end, while Hamilton Leithauser’s Dylan-esque warble stretches clumsily for its upper register for a classic mess of a tune.

The complete tracklist:

Snow Patrol – “Signal Fire”

The Killers – “Move Away”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sealings”

Wolfmother – “Pleased to Meet You”

The Walkmen – “Red River”

Black Mountain – “Stay Free”

The Flaming Lips – “Spider-Man vs. Muhammad Ali”

Simon Dawes – “Scared of Myself”

Chubby Checker – “The Twist”

Rogue Wave – “Sight Lines”

Coconut Records – “Summer Day”

Jet – “Falling Star”

Sounds Under Radio – “Portrait of a Summer Thief”

Wasted Youth Orchestra – “A Letter to St. Jude”

The Oohlas – “Small Parts”

Spiderman 3 Official site

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