Lakeshore Records presents Bank$tas
Lakeshore Records has released the Bank$tas – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally
on December 23, 2014, and will release it on CD March 10, 2015.
The album features original music by Steve London.
“In creating this score, I was able to take advantage of some friends who are great live players and
they helped bring a whole other level of emotion to the score,” said London. He turned to his friend
Jeff Dalziel, a record producer and instrumentalist. “He covered all the guitars that I was unable to play.
Jeff recommended iSH, an up-and-coming artist who I now can't even imagine not singing this song.
iSH not only nailed the track but he is a just one of those guys you love to work with: he's a great writer,
he's a great collaborator and he's always positive. Between the three of us, I think we had the bulk
of the song written in a day and had it produced and finished very shortly after.” Also featured on
the recording is bass player Steve Vincent (the band Tupelo Honey) and percussionist Julio Moreno.
“[Director] Jeff Stephenson, [producer] Robert Budreau and I had talked through the approach to the
score of the film and we all had agreed on the idea of a more contemporary score but we needed
to keep some of the traditional ‘caper’ type elements,” said London.
Life could not be better for best friends Neal and Isaac in Bank$tas. They just graduated college and
landed their dream job with a top investment bank. But when they discover their boss is
planning a crooked student loan deal, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Determined to stop the corrupt
plan, they concoct a crazy scheme of sex, drugs and espionage resulting in a wildly chaotic adventure.
“There are many motifs in the film but there is one main motif that reoccurs throughout the whole film:
The Isaac and Neal ‘best buddy’ motif. In fact, that ‘best buddy’ motif is even part of the main riff of
the main title song,” explained London. “This motif is mainly played in the Rhodes electric piano and it
was a real challenge to write. I wanted to find a way to encapsulate these two guys kind of quirky
genius personalities but still have a catchy non-quirky sounding motif.”