Arcade Fire, the Decemberists + More Featured on ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack
New songs from Arcade Fire, the Decemberists and Neko Case sit right alongside decidedly more mainstream offerings from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert on 'The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond,' the soundtrack to the forthcoming science fiction flick 'The Hunger Games.' The soundtrack is due out March 20, three days before the movie hits screens nationwide.
Arcade Fire have recorded a tune called 'Abraham's Daughter' as the soundtrack opener, while the Decemberists' 'One Engine' recently was released as the disc's second single (Swift's 'Safe & Sound' was the first). Other bands featured on 'Songs from District 12 and Beyond' include the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Punch Brothers, Kid Cudi and the Low Anthem.
T-Bone Burnett -- the Academy Award winning producer known for his work on such flicks as 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 'Cold Mountain' and 'Crazy Heart' -- was executive producer to the soundtrack, which will act as a companion piece to the original score by James Newton Howard. The complete track listing has now been confirmed, check it out below.