An Alternate Score for Friday Night Lights

Friday, May 27, 2011


To mark the last season of Friday Night Lights, the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant has wheedled a way to have some of the music that should have scored the TV show- into a podcast!  Hear here this New Sounds go at scoring an episode (or three.)  
Sure, there is an expected inclusion, with Explosions in the Sky, and Efrim Manuel Menuck (Godspeed!) but get a listen to fellow Texans This Will Destroy You, Leeds, UK-based Vessels and the British post-rock band Codes in the Clouds.  The show was meant to be a thank-you note to the music supervisors in the guise of a “Recommended If You Like (RIYL) Explosions in the Sky.”  Get a load of that tremolo guitar, the shifting and swelling rockness of the instrumental slow-core.

Special Podcast Edition of New Sounds: An alternate score to the Friday Night Lights TV Series





Explosions in the Sky

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

First Breath After Coma [9:33]

Temporary Residence 61

Seven Saturdays

Seven Saturdays

The Shallow End [5:08]

Efrim Manuel Menuck

Plays High Gospel

August Four, Year-Of-Our-Lord Blues [3:01]

Constellation CST 078
Due out May 24, 2011

The Young Scamels


A Solemn Air [5:20]

FT 74



Heal [2:36]

Cuckundoo Records  


Chasing After Shadows... Living With The Ghost

Little Fly, Mouchette [5:49]

This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You

Leather Wings [3:31]

Magic Bullet 100

Or download from or iTunes.

Dirty Three

Whatever You Love, You Are

I Really Should Have Gone Out Last Night [6:55]

Touch & Go Records Touch & Go 223

Codes in the Clouds

As the Spirit Wanes

The Reason in Madness, in Love [3:55]

Erased Tapes Records 15952

Explosions in the Sky

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Postcard from 1952 [7:07]

Temporary Residence 11206



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Comments [2]

New Sounds Asst. Prod.

Well, thanks, Kevin! I ALSO hope that we get to make a Part II.

Sep. 29 2011 10:52 AM
Kevin from Alameda, CA

This was a great show. Good concept and executed exceptionally well. Kudos to the New Sounds assistant, who thought the whole thing up. There could easily be a Part II for this with perhaps a little bit of Mogwai -- another great group New Sounds turned me on to.

Sep. 22 2011 11:42 AM

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