Ilan Eshkeri and Heavy Young Heathens Don Verdean
Lakeshore Records has released the Don Verdean – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11th and will release the CD on January 15, 2016. The album features the original songs composed by Heavy Young Heathens (PUNK’D, YOGA HOSERS), the film’s Leslie Bibb singing “Pillar of Salt”, with original score by Ilan Eshkeri (SHAUN THE SHEEP, STILL ALICE).
“The idea was to write and record an album original songs inspired by the film, something we were very excited to do as we are long time fans of Jared Hess’ movies,” said Robert Mardo of Heavy Young Heathens. “Producer Brandt Andersen came by our studio not knowing what to expect. The first thing he noticed was our copy of [writer/director] Jared Hess’ film Nacho Libre on top of a short stack of movies we play in our studio on repeat at all times. He must have liked that because he gave us his blessing and we started working on songs immediately.”
Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride. Lionsgate Premiere presents a Buffalo Film Company production, a Film by Jared Hess.
“Jared pays close attention to the music that makes specific visuals standout in his films,” said Aron Mardo. “We all spent the day hanging out together at our studio, and after discovering a mutual admiration for most of the important things in term of tone, style and stories, he gave us his thoughts and direction and we got to work and hope this soundtrack does everything he wanted to achieve and more.”
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