Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Robert Pattinson Pictures From Exclusive Photoshoot

I feel icky from all the publicity that Taylor has been getting, so here are some awesome new Rob pics from an exclusive photoshoot. If these don't make you melt then there's something wrong with you!

Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene & Rachelle LeFevre In New Photoshoot For Self Magazine

I think this new shoot with Kellan, Ashley & Rachelle is adorable! It's also nice to see some other New Moon cast members getting in on the promotional action. I'm still not sure how this is going to work out with Rachelle once she starts doing interviews. Seems like it's going to be unavoidable to get around those Victoria re-cast questions.

David Slade Tweets More Details & Pics From Eclipse Set - Rosalie's Flashbacks!

David Slade tweeted the following pics and filming details from the Eclipse set last night and this morning:

Just wrapped our last night shoot. Shot with Nikki Reed and Jack Huston all night. Now buzzing and unable to sleep.

Monochrome grass stalks near the Swan residence.

Between takes we hung out with the Swans. (He also left a hint for the context of this photo here.)

Rain and night shoot.

New/Old Robert Pattinson Photos From Vanity Fair Twilight Shoot

These new/old photos of Rob are from the Vanity Fair shoot that the Twilight cast did last year for movie promotion. It's my favorite!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hear All The Songs From The New Moon Soundtrack Now!

From the TwiExaminer:

Grab your headphones, people, because the time to sample the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon is now upon us.

Over at Amazon, several second of listening previews are now available for each of the songs on the New Moon soundtrack!

Everything from Muse to Grizzly Bear is now live on the soundtrack page, and things are looking (er, sounding) pretty good!

A big thank you to Muse, perhaps? A nice open-armed hug to The Killers? A visual of some of the many colorful images to be seen in the film thanks to Alexandre Desplat? Yes, yes, and oh yes.

Go and take a listen now HERE at Amazon UK!

Source & Source

Twilight Eclipse - Opening Scene, Exclusive Photos & Video + Breaking Dawn Filming Info!!!

He looks kind of scared here, don't you think?

Exclusively from Lainey Gossip:

This is Xavier Samuel on Wednesday night shooting Twilight Eclipse soaking wet, filming in the fake rain over and over again. My source tells me he’s wearing a wetsuit under those clothes to stay dry/warm(er). This is why he appears to be a little more robust. As you’ve seen from his candids, Samuel is rather slight.

Here’s a juicy detail:

I’m told exclusively that Xavier is working on what’s currently intended (at press time) to be the OPENING SCENE in Eclipse. “Riley” in human form is being terrorised down an alley in Seattle pursued by a sinister shadow which turns out to be “Victoria”. He cannot outrun her, she attacks him, and as you can see from the exclusive video below (from PUNKD Images) he writhes in pain from being bitten.

Major coup for Xavier, non? To open the movie? Unless of course they change their minds in post. So far however, it seems as though Hollywood’s artistic interpretation of Stephenie Meyer’s drivel has far exceeded the source material. Xavier’s expanded role is a great example.

Also getting wet, but for a different reason and in a different place, Taylor Lautner went back to Los Angeles for this photo shoot yesterday. He’s in the water, he’s on his bike, he’s doing backflips, he’s trying to make you forget he’s only 17.

With the premiere of New Moon just a month away, the kids are gearing up for what’s expected to be a massive publicity campaign that will launch into overdrive as soon as Eclipse wraps at the end of October. Enjoy it while it lasts Vancouver. Because if things continue to roll the way they’ve been rolling, Twilight might not be coming back here.

The first movie was shot in Oregon. Oregon desperately wants Twilight to return for the 4th film and they’ve introduced major tax incentives etc to lure the production back. British Columbia on the other hand is getting pounded by Ontario and Quebec (other Canadian provinces with historically active film industries) as both have also pushed tax incentives forward in a bid to take back British Columbia’s business.

British Columbia however has not answered, has not presented incentives of its own to match the competition. As such, British Columbia has already lost out on several productions and now faces the probability of losing Twilight’s final installment.

The crews that are working on Eclipse also worked on New Moon. They were booked back to back well in advance, schedules held for both films. My sources tell me exclusively that the crew was informed weeks ago that they had the all clear to book new jobs when Eclipse wraps. The studio will NOT hold them for Breaking Dawn. I’m told that as of press time the intention is to begin production on the fourth and final in September. In Portland.

Things are fluid, of course. And it could change. But unless British Columbia changes its film tax structure, it’s more financially feasible for Summit to shoot elsewhere. Say goodbye Vancouver.


Are Robsten Coming Home For The Scream Awards?

The latest from Ted's The Awful Truth at E! Online:

While many of you may have overlooked Spike TV's Scream Awards in the past, we predict they will get their highest viewers to date thanks to Robert Pattinson and his sexy locks.

New footage from The Twilight Saga: New Moon will premiere when the show airs in a few weeks, but right now all eyes and ears are on who will be presenting the next N.M. teaser...

There have been plenty of blog rumors that the Golden Three—Rob, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner—will come down to L.A. to introduce the clip.

We checked with Deep Twi and our other studio sources and no one would completely confirm that would happen, but they tell us it's what execs are trying to make happen. Good thing what the suits want, they usually get. Uh, right?

See, Eclipse filming is going pretty much according to schedule, but they need to get this wrapped before Robsten 'n' crew start off on their global press tour to promote New Moon.
While there seems to be lots of heated debate surrounding the did-they-or-didn't-they-snap-at-each-other
Robsten video, you bet that if K.Stew and R.Pattz make it to the Scream Awards together every glance and gesture will be just as dissected as ever.

Since Rob has no permanent place in L.A., will he be crashing with Kristen? Or have they just gotten so used to their hotel room together they'll cozy up somewhere in Hollywood?
Let's hope we get to officially find out!

(But we have the feeling more than a few of us already know the answer to the above, like, let's get real.)


New Taylor Lautner Photoshoot For Rolling Stone - Updated: Cover Confirmed

This is for all you Team Taylor/Jacob fans! Because I've been neglecting you lately due to my bias for Rob. Taylor was snapped on Thursday at a beach in LA doing a photoshoot for Rolling Stone. Two words: soaking wet. Enjoy!
P.S. - He's still only 17...

Update from GossipCop:

Taylor Lautner is scheduled to be Rolling Stone’s cover boy, Gossip Cop has confirmed.

Photos of Lautner posing on a beach – sometimes with his shirt missing – have surfaced this week, leading fans to wonder whether the “Twilight” star might be planned for more than just the magazine’s inside pages.

He is.

As of now, the pop culture bible intends to put Lautner on its cover around the time “New Moon” is released in November. Neil Strauss is rumored to be the accompanying piece’s author.

The next obvious question … was Robert Pattinson considered for the feature? Our sources tell Gossip Cop that Pattinson wasn’t an option, but that Rolling Stone was thrilled to have the younger Lautner, whose part in the sequel is expanded.

TDG Note: That last sentence really pisses me off. Taylor will never be better than Rob...EVER...just so we're clear where my allegiances lie.

New Robward Cullenson Photos!!!

No description necessary. Can he get any hotter???


Thursday, October 8, 2009

HQ Photos & Interview With Robert Pattinson From Tu Magazine (Mexico)

Robward posing by a piano??? OME. Clicky for bigger!

Interview Translation below:

We attended the Cannes Film Festival when we were told we were going to interview the It Vampire. Yes, Robert Pattinson! After a very hectic year, he took the time to walk the red carpets and enjoy the glamour of the rold’s most famous Film Festival. When we arrived to the place where the interview would take place, we still could not believe we were going to talk to him. Outside his hotel there were thousands of fans waiting for him. He’s the guy of the moment and the first thing he tells us when we meet him is that he still can’t believe this is happening to him. According to our chat, he considers himself a normal guy and he swears he has a very boring life. So on top of being increadibly handsome, this guy is adorable and down to earth. How can you not fall in love with him?

Robert, how do you feel today that so many girls around the world dream about you?
Honestly, I think it’s all part of the illusion of filmmaking. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to be so famous. It all comes down to those five minutes of emotions that you give to people and that’s nice to feel. It’s part of the magic and everything that comes from making movies. The expectations, the dreams, the fantasies; it’s all an illusion. I’m a very normal guy, I can promise you that.

Do you enjoy the glamour of this profession, walking down red carpets?
Yes, I love traveling all over the world and being at a Festival like Cannes. Having those five minutes of Glamour and excitement is amazing, as long as I can have my normal life back. Those are the moments that you can only have making movies and you have to enjoy them. But the best part of it is when you go home (laughs).

What has been the most difficult part of being so famous?
Facing crowds. I’m very shy. The fact that I have to walk down the strees and knwoing that people will recognize me and scream my name is something that makes me a bit paranoid. I can’t be anywhere for over 20 minutes, because with the Internet and how fast news travel, I become surrounded by paparazzi and fans.

Tell us the truth, has being famous helped you get more girls?
(laughs) Yes and no. At first, girls can feel attracted to that, but then they realise you’re a real human being, with flaws and qualities, and there can be a certain disappointment. Many times girls find out that everything about you was just a fantasy. I think, in the end, I’m just like any other guy. I can’t be what everybody else wants me to be, I’m just me. And you can find many girls that have preconceived ideas of you, or imaginary things and that can be a problem, because when people find out you’re not really like that, they are disappointed. I have to confess that before making this movie I believed that the being famous could help me get more girls, but then I realized that is not as easy as I thought it was. In the end, if you like a girl, you still have to work hard at winning her over! (laughs)

What other things did you have to learn?
That I have to be very careful with what I say and the information I share. I’ve learned not to share too much. But that’s a life lesson that anyone can learn from. You have to think things through before you open your mouth.

Besides being an actor, what’s your dream job?
Being a pianist. Music fascinates me, I love it. It’s my passion. And I think I could’ve been very happy with being close to a piano and make a living out of it.

Are you aware that this is the moment in which your life is going to change forever? Thanks to this saga you’ll get any role you want.
I know, but sometimes I try not to think too much about it because it scares me to death. I feel that things are happening so fast and I have to constantly choose without having any time to analyze, because if I do, I might miss my chance to do it. You can’t be an actor who can afford to wait five years to do his next movie if he feels like it. You have to find the best job for you in the next months, otherwise, the industry and the people will forget very quickly about you. So you make a comitment to stay eficient and quick when you’re going to choose what’s next. When you have nothing to lose, it’s great, because you just accept the challenge and try to make it work. But when you really want a long term career and build a good image, all of this becomes a very stressful thing.

Speaking of the future, what would you like that new Moon gave to your career?
I want more than the film being succesful, to have more freedom to choose other projects that I want to do later. That’s why I hope the movie does great. That’s how the industry works, and to be able to do what I like to do things need to be able to go well and succeed, right?

People talks all the time about how wonderful you are. Do you agree?
Not really (laughs). The truth is that I was refusing to audution for this role for months because after reading the book I thought it made no sense to show up, I swear! To me, who ever played Edward had to be some sort of model, with the perfect body and someone who was able to do the most physical performance. And I don’t see myself that way at all. So I thought “Fine, I’ll go to the audition, I’ll be myself, and that’s the best thing I can do”. I never thought I would get the lead.

Rob has no luck in love. He said “I’ve never really fallen in love, but I try to be a sromantic as possible. A year ago I could’ve walked up to any girl and neither would’ve been interested. I’m looking for someone with character. If I ever find her, you know what I would do? I would write her hundreds of love letters”.

Is is true that to play Edward you had to work out a lot?
Yes, but I realy started with that almost at the end of the movie. And I did it mostly to feel better about myself. I didn’t just want to have muscles and a perfect six pack, I wanted to be as healthy as possible. That shows in your attitude and in your confidence.

Are you still playing music?
Sure! I played a lot of music in London and I always remember those days when I took a ride in my car and thinking how being a musician was the coolest job in the world. I imagined myself playing in restuarants by the beach, with sunsets next to the ocean. I play the piano since I was five, so music is part of who I am.

Speaking of Edward, what do you think you have in common with him?
I don’t know. I’m very sensitive and shy. I have supernatural powers too (laughs). No, i wish I did. But I’m too normal.

What are we going to see with this new movie?
I can’t say much because it’s a secret. The idea is to surprise people and eventhough it’s based on the books, Chris Weitz gave it his touch, so you have to go see it! What I can assure you is that it will be visually stunning. chris is a genius and he loves to explore the New Moon world to the fullest. You can’t miss it. I haven’t seen it and I’m dying to see it.

David Slade Tweets Another Eclipse Set Pic From Night Shooting!

David Slade tweeted this pic from the Eclipse set a few minutes ago! Here's what his tweet had to say:

Shooting in punishing rain, night shoots throw you into pseudo jet lag.

New Moon Turns Michael Sheen Into A Vampire

If Michael Sheen isn't doing something biographical, chances are it's supernatural.

He has left his mark on the horror genre as Lucian, the leader of the werewolf rebellion against the aristocratic vampires in the Underworld trilogy.

But now he's switching teams as Aro, the head of the Italian vampire cult known as the Volturi in New Moon, the latest big-screen chapter of the Twilight saga that opens Nov. 20.

Why join the bloodsuckers?

"I wanted to see how the other half lived," Sheen explains with a grin. "Or unlived."

Actually, Lily, his 10-year-old daughter with Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale, had something to do with his decision. "She is very, very into the books. I know how obsessive she was about them, so I was already predisposed wanting to be in it."

After he read the first two books himself, Sheen realized why the literary phenom causes teen girls to swoon. "What it has tapped into, at least in the first book, is how it feels to fall in love for the first time. I don't think you have to be a girl to relate to that.

"The second book captures the utter desolation of losing that first love. I went through that myself, and Stephenie Meyer invokes that brilliantly."

So what kind of vamp is Aro? "I suppose the Volturi are like the royal family of vampires, and while he is more their spokesperson in the books, he is their leader in the film. He's got a sort of regality about him.

"I like the way director Chris Weitz describes him. On the surface, he is very charming and very warm, sort of likable and soft. But underneath, you get the sense he is a psychopathic killer. I love playing with that idea."


New HQ New Moon Still Of Bella & The Wolfpack

RAWR!!! Clicky for bigger! ;-)

Is Robsten A Real-Life Romeo & Juliet?

For once, I totally disagree with Ted/The Awful Truth. This is blasphemy:

We're sorry, Robstenites. Although we totally don't agree with reports that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's relationship is on the outs, we do have to pose the ugly Q:
Was Robsten doomed from the start?

If vampires and publicists were around during Shakespeare's day, we bet he would have changed Romeo & Juliet to Rob & Kristen for sure. They certainly seem like cross-starred lovers, do they not? Fighting to stay together despite overbearing forces desperately trying to keep them apart. So romantic—and depressingly idealistic.

Why can't our fave couple be blessed like Brangelina?

This whole Robsten sitch reminds us very much of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. And check out this coincidence—that was a damn Summit produced movie, too! What are the friggin' odds of one production company being responsible for producing two of the hottest, most talked-about celeb couples in H'wood history?

But unlike what's currently going on in Twiland, not only did Summit not even bother to cover up Brangelina's budding romance, they friggin' loved it! The nonstop rumors that something sexual was going on between the two costars gave the film tons more buzz (and box office).

And seriously, that pair up was much more controversial than li'l ole Robsten, since Brad was technically still married at the time to one of America's most beloved sweethearts.

I mean, think about if, folks. The only third party involved in R.Pattz and K.Stew's matchup is K.S.' ex-BF Michael Angarano, who, uh, ain't exactly a household name anyone really has any strong feelings toward.

So what's the diff? That Brad and Angie are adults with years of cred built up so they can do what they want, while Rob and Kristen are still young and new to the scene? We seriously hope at the end of the day (and the Twilight franchise), there won't be any difference between these two duos at all. At least not in Summit's eyes.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Moon Soundtrack Review From Entertainment Weekly

On a good day, film soundtracks enhance the moviegoing experience. At their best, they transcend it. The latest sonic accompaniment to Twilight's inescapable teen-vampire juggernaut — a swooning conveyance of girl-meets-undead-boy romance, delivered by some of the best established and emerging names in the indie stratosphere — may sway even the most committed Twi-loathers.

After the success of the first installment, music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy) gets her pick of the alt litter here, with each contributing original, previously unreleased material: From the opening chords of Death Cab for Cutie's dusky guitar rapture ''Meet Me on the Equinox'' to the spooky robot-ennui of Thom Yorke's ''Hearing Damage'' 
 and Grizzly Bear's gorgeous folk-pop pastoral ''Slow Life,'' New Moon rarely falters. A peacocking remix of Muse's shamelessly operatic ''I Belong to You'' becomes a Bowie-esque glam-rock stomper. In its wake, Bon Iver and St. Vincent quietly unfurl ''Rosyln,'' a duet of hushed, almost church-like beauty.

Moon (due in stores Oct. 20) yields several happy revelations from its lower-marquee names: Nordic songstress Lykke Li's nearly a cappella ''Possibility'' is a lovely little Swedish snowflake, and jokey rockers OK Go achieve an impressive sort of Flaming Lips-y quirk-gravitas on the sprawling, cinematic ''Shooting the Moon.'' Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's acoustic campfire lament ''Done All Wrong'' segues seamlessly into the jaunty, Strokes-ian guitar fuzz of Hurricane Bells' ''Monsters.'' Think of New Moon as a sort of survey course in new-now-next rock: a mixtape with teeth. A

Review Of The Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition

Here's a great review and details of the Twilight Scene-It game from the Twilight Examiner:

The newly released Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition DVD game came out on October 1st, and here's a review from a Twilight fan forTwilight fans.

First of all, if you're unfamiliar with the Scene It? game series, you should get familiar because they're incredibly fun.

The games combine the traditional realm of board games with DVD play in a way that isn't too confusing or distracting but is, instead, modern and interactive.

The Twilight version of Scene It? is catered to the 2008 film, and it incorporates clips and subtleties contained in the film - be it dialogue, scenery, or other various detail.

The game contains several of such particularized elements. For instance, the playing pieces are the shape of things like a baseball and Charlie's house. Also, the questions are orchestrated to be befitting of the most ardent and taxingly knowledgeable of Twilight fans. For instance, one question card (of hundreds) contains the following three questions (see if you can answer the questions without looking them up).

  • Where does Edward say he was when the van almost hit Bella?
  • What kind of sandwich does Bella have in the cafe with Charlie?
  • What is the name of Bella's stepfather?

Okay, so not impossible questions necessarily but certainly fun.

As for the DVD game features, there is quite a variety (that would take hours upon end to discover the full extent of). As a sample preview, some screenshots of the game at play are included in the slideshow below. The DVD questions, too, are narrated by the one and only Peter Facinelli (Dr. Cullen in the film series).

Other aspects of gameplay run similar to the more traditional versions of Scene It? (like Scene It? The DVD Game) in that the object is substantially similar and the methods of winning and movement are the same. For those less familiar with the Scene It? series, the gist of the game is to make it to the end of the board (which happens to actually be the middle of the board) and to answer the final trivia question (or set of trivia questions, dependant on how savvy and versed you happen to be on the film's subtleties) to win.

The best part of the game is the way it has transformed Twilight (the film) while still retaining the mystical and romantic elements. You'll notice, when playing, that some of the very small - but ultra relevant to fans - portions of the game are brought to a whole new light. For instance, one question (or challenge, rather) that the DVD portion of the game offers is a "keep your eye on the ball" challenge - a play, you might've guessed, on the baseball scene. Accompanying the challenge is the music that accompanied the baseball scene in the film. Thusly, the feel and magic of the film scene is transcendant into the game itself.

The Twilight Scene It? game is also very fun to play between Twilight fans who claim to have the one-up on one another in the way of trivia knowledge. There's always something to be learned, and this game certainly raises that awareness.

The best part of the game is the absolute wealth of available questions and challenges. You might think that a two hour movie would yield limited possibilities, but the people at Scene It? definitely took the film to all new heights in putting together this game. As said, it'd probably take many, many hours to get through the thousands of questions and challenges in the game - both in the DVD form and the card question form.

As a final comment on the game, the challenges offered in it are not pandering or overly simplified. It is clear that the creators were aware, in making the game, that players would be the most acclaimed afficionados of the series. That said, it is fun for Twilight experts as well as first-time Twilight fans.

The product specs are available here, and the game is available here for $29.99. Also, note that the game will be made available on the Wii as well as on iPhone and iPod Touch.


Watch It Here: Meet Me On The Equinox Video Premiere!!!

Nothing really new here in the way of movie footage. I will say this: this video is made of total WIN if only for the fact that it's ALL about Bella & Edward and there's a complete lack of Jacob!!! Hahaha...

Is There An Indie Rock Dance Party In New Moon? 3 Soundtrack Artists Speak & We Find Out Where Their Songs Are In The Film!

We’re aware of how thirsty Twilight fans are for the upcoming release of the film, New Moon, but now it seems music fans may be … hungrier. If you’re both a lover of indie music and of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part teenage vampire saga, then you must be positively aching for the impending release of the movie’s soundtrack, on October 20.

When Atlantic Records released the New Moon soundtrack listing on September 22, indie kids were both shocked and delighted to see many of their favorites contributing new, exclusive material. Big name, arena-filling artists like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Washington darlings Death Cab for Cutie are on the roster, but so are smaller acts such as Sea Wolf, OK Go, Bon Iver, and St. Vincent, who are staples of the club circuit.

We spoke to three of the bands on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack about their song contributions, moody lyrics, and whether they’re Team Edward or Team Jacob.

Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf on “The Violet Hour”
How would you describe Sea Wolf’s sound?
People often describe us as chamber pop, which applies to everyone from Belle & Sebastian to Arcade Fire. We’re basically a folk-rock band with sea-shanty instrumentation.
What does your song “The Violet Hour” sound like?
It’s a very up-tempo, peppy kind of song with a dark twist to it. It’s about a girl who is interested in me but is also wishy-washy—someone aloof. I get the sense she’s leading me on but I’m not really sure. It’s a little bit sexy.
That sounds very “Bella.”
Maybe it could apply to her character. The song does suit the movie—the vibe and lyrics, definitely.
Do you know what scene it will be featured in?
All I know is it’s going to be in a party scene … a house-party scene.

Can you give us some sample lyrics?

Your arms are lovely
Yellow and rose
Your back’s a meadow
Covered in snow
Your thighs are thistles
And hothouse grapes
You breathe your sweet breath
And have me wait

Wow, steamy stuff. What do you hope Twilight fans will take from it?
I hope that it speaks to them in a personal way. I put a lot of myself into my songs, but I don’t want to alienate anyone. It’s a good song. I hope people [who buy the soundtrack] will like it and will hopefully seek us out and check out our other records.

How did you feel when you heard you were going to be on the soundtrack?
That it’s a great honor to be included on the soundtrack with the likes of Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, and Death Cab for Cutie. It’s really cool.

If you could be a werewolf or a vampire, what would you be?
I would be a werewolf because this is Sea Wolf! Also, most of the time, you could be normal. I like wolves because they’re beautiful, intelligent, misunderstood creatures.

Check out Sea Wolf’s new album White Water, White Bloom featuring “Wicked Blood,” another Twilight-friendly song about star-crossed lovers.

Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, on her song with Bon Iver, “Rosyln.”

When did you start playing music?
I started playing when I was 12—guitar and singing.
What were you listening to when you were a teenager?
I was really into Riot Grrl but six years after it started. I was late to the table on that one! Growing up in suburban Dallas and not really having tons of access to what could be considered counter culture, I was aware of other stuff going on, but I didn’t have first-person access to it. You’d go to your local record store and listen to music for hours. This is back when they had CD listening stations. As much as you could find out about bands, you still had to do mail order or go to the record store. You couldn’t check out music online like you can now.
How does it feel to have your music reach the legions of Twilight fans?
If I had a soundtrack with Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, and Bon Iver [on it] and had been hip to that music even earlier on in life, I think I’d be better off and have a richer creative outlet to draw from at a younger age. That’s the sweet thing to me about being included on this soundtrack.

Have you read the Twilight books or seen the first film?
I saw the first movie. I went with my sisters to see it because they read all of the books. I think they walked out of it dreamy-eyed about Robert Pattinson.

How did they react when they found out you were going to be included on the soundtrack?
I pretty much got every female member of my family just beside themselves. I’ve been asked many times if I think I’ll get to meet Robert Pattinson—fingers crossed, fingers crossed. I have a nine-year-old sister who calls me constantly about it, and I also have a 39-year-old sister, and she and her kids are thrilled about it. She’s a Twilight mom. She’s got little boys, and they love Twilight, too. It really is a phenomenon.
You and Justin Vernon [of the band Bon Iver] perform a duet on the soundtrack song “Roslyn.” How did that come together?
We recorded it in July and August. It was a song Justin had been working on for a while. It was a very Internet-friendly collaboration.
What’s the mood of it?
It’s a melancholy, bittersweet kind of song with softer acoustic guitar and slide guitar—we kind of make up this choir of voices. It’s a somber song, for sure, very aching, longing, and beautiful. Typical Justin Vernon.
Do you know what scene they’re using it for?
I don’t know where the song will be in the film, but I know that Edward and Bella will not have sex to it.

Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
I’m not really hip on the whole live-forever thing. That seems like kind of a drag! I’m really happy with life, but the thought of living forever is not my bag. Do werewolves live forever? Because if werewolves don’t live forever, than I think I’d rather be a werewolf. I saw Teen Wolf [Two] as a kid … I’m Team Jason Bateman!

Check out St. Vincent’s current album Actor or see her on the road touring with Andrew Bird.

Tim Nordwind of OK Go
Did your inner teenager relate to the story of Twilight?
I remember when relationships felt like life or death, which is pretty great. I think Stephenie Meyer has done a wonderful job capturing that unbridled teenage lust that I’m not sure I’d ever want to go through again but every once in a while I get nostalgic for. I think the stories are genius in capturing what it’s like to be a teenager.
Have you read the Twilight books?
Well, three of the members of the band are vampires. In a broad sense you could say that we all are! I’ve started reading Twilight, yes. When I heard we were going to be a part of the soundtrack, I figured I should get to know what it’s all about. I have to say it’s a pretty entertaining read! I can see why millions of copies have been sold. It literally is on my bed stand.
What’s the song “Shooting the Moon” about?
It’s a story about an astronaut who tries to go to the moon but doesn’t quite make it. He has to come back and apologize for not making it.
An astronaut? How does that relate to Twilight?
It’s a song about trying to do the best thing but failing and then having to come back and explain. It’s about false hope.
What does it sound like?
It’s a psychedelic acoustic song. It’s different from what people have known from us before. I don’t think we’ve ever released a psychedelic folk jam! For anyone who knows [of] the band, I think it will be a pleasant surprise from all guitars all the time. There’s a heavy emotive quality to our song. I hope that people who buy the soundtrack like it. You hope that it’s a gateway to people wanting to check out more.
Can you give us a sample of some of the song lyrics?
What can he tell ‘em now
Sorry I let you down
Sorry I wasn’t quite true
But don’t get hung up on it
Just soldier on with it
And good luck shooting the moon
Sounds very apropos. Do you know what scene it’s featured in?
Yes, I do. It’s a montage scene. The song itself is a thoughtful, acoustic song, and the scene they’re using it for is a moment when you see the two kids flirting with each other for the first time.

You mean Bella and Jacob?
Right, yeah.

Have you seen the film?
I did see that scene and some others, but I haven’t seen the completed film. I’m really looking forward to it.

I think you already answered this, but would OK Go be vampires or werewolves? Are you more Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Vampires have better style—they’re a bit more formal, which I appreciate. Werewolves just bust out of whatever clothes they were wearing as humans. I think three-fourth’s of this band being vampires constitutes us as a vampire house band.

OK Go’s new album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, is scheduled for a January 2010 release.

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