Thursday, August 18, 2005

Elliott Smith Lives On

Elliott Smith's music -- lovelorn, smart, melodic, depressing -- has become the soundtrack of choice for dark comedies of the aughts. It's no surprise that the much-buzzed indie dramedy Thumbsucker features two unreleased Smith covers and one Smith original, "Let's Just Get Lost," which appeared on his posthumously released album, From A Basement on A Hill, says

For Thumbsucker's soundtrack, Smith covers Cat Stevens' "Trouble" and Big Star's "Thirteen." Originally, Thumbsucker director Mike Mills wanted Smith to create the entire soundtrack, but Smith died before he could work on the album. The Polyphonic Spree picked up where Smith left off: They provide the rest of the songs for Thumbsucker.

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