Posted in movies | music on September 10, 2009

Drew Barrymore & Jens Lekman

There's a few of my songs in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip it". Drew was really nice, she flew me out to LA, we had a cup of coffee and she showed me some clips from the movie. Usually I say no to film synchs because you just get a short synopsis from someone's agent's agent, and I always feel awkward my song will end up in the wrong context. You know, I write my songs for specific people, I find it hard to find them applied to someone elses story. But Drew listened to my concerns and we discussed the scenes she had in mind.

At some point our conversation drifted away and I think we were talking about monkeys, and it just struck me right there and then how surreal my life has become. And how absurd it is when anyone expects any kind of real compensation in this business. Compensation for what ? I've been touring on and off like crazy, I've put so much work into recording and writing. And in the end what I make my money from is talking to Drew Barrymore about monkeys...

The soundtrack is compiled by Randall Poster, who put together the soundtracks for the Wes Andersson movies among others. His soundtracks are like amazing little jukeboxes of random goodies. I haven't seen the movie but it seems to be falling smoothly into the category of American movies about teenage love and alternative sports. From Breaking Away to Bring It On. -Jens Lekman

Jen (who's now cured of swine flu) contributes the song "Your Arms Around Me," originally on 2007's Night Falls Over Kortedala, to the soundtrack. Joining him on the comp are The Breeders, Peaches, Little Joy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and more. It comes out September 29th on Rhino. Album art and tracklist are below.

The film itself stars Ellen Page and is about roller derby. Its trailer, which includes a nice chunk of Weezer's "Pork and Beans," is posted below...

Whip It

Whip It soundtrack
1. Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
2. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
3. What's the Attitude - Cut Chemist, Hymnal
4. Bang on - The Breeders
5. Dead Sound - The Raveonettes
6. Blue Turning Grey - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
7. Your Arms Around Me - Jens Lekman
8. Learnalilgivinanlovin - Gotye
9. Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches
10. Jolene - Dolly Parton
11. Caught Up in You - .38 Special
12. Never My Love - Adam Green, Har Mar Superstar
13. Black Gloves - Goose
14. Crown of Age - The Ettes
15. High Times - Landon Pigg, Turbo Fruits
16. Unattainable - Little Joy
17. Lollipop [Squeak E. Clean & Desert Eagles Remix] - The Chordettes
18. Doing It Right - The Go! Team
19. Breeze - Apollo Sunshine

Jens Lekman - Your Arms Around Me (Live Fecke TV400)

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Comments (24)

zero-point-zero talent this broad has.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 11:53 AM

wow Drew, you are sooooooooo "indie"!!!!

Why can't she go back to sucking Tom Green's one ball???

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 11:56 AM

Jens LekMEHn

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 11:59 AM

At least Kristen Wiig is in it. I could do without the Jimmy Fallon, Eve, Juliette Lewis and Barrymore though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 12:15 PM

kewl, i like indie movies with ellen page. she is so sarcastic!

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 12:18 PM

"Its trailer, which doesn't feature any Jens..."

Actually, the first part of the trailer features the beginning of "Your Arms Around Me."

Posted by s. | September 10, 2009 12:19 PM

ok... this is just all SORTS of adorable ^_^

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 12:54 PM

I fail to see how this is not awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 1:13 PM

Kristen Wiig is totally overrated. 3/4 of her sketches on SNL are completely unwatchable. That "Gilly" thing she does is probably the worst recurring character EVER on SNL.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 1:23 PM

why do people not like drew barrymore? some of her movies may suck but she's supposed to be super nice in person.

Posted by Aaron | September 10, 2009 1:50 PM

i dont mind her at all. im glad things like this happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 2:15 PM

drew barryMEHor

Posted by meh | September 10, 2009 3:11 PM

I love trailers like this. They make actually seeing the movie pointless because they show you the whole plot and development.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2009 3:27 PM

BV, were you thinking of porn starlet Dru Berrymore when you typed the headline?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2009 4:21 AM

you know, this was the same movie that you posted about a while ago cause they couldnt find a male lead. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/04/nottoofamous_ba.html

i wonder who they got? they were auditioning a bunch of folks in bands in LA. i even auditioned but didnt get it as i am a sadly ugly man.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 9:24 PM

For what it's worth, this is one of the best soundtracks I've seen in awhile...love that she included Little Joy's "Unattainable"

Posted by darci | October 9, 2009 7:18 PM

Does anyone know the full list of music played in the movie? I've seen the soundtrack list which only has 19 songs but the movie has about 70+ songs.

Posted by LiLi | October 11, 2009 2:27 PM

Does anyone whose seen the movie know the song that was played during the scene where Ellen Page's character goes into the attic and puts a record on? It was a really nice song and it's not on the soundtrack I don't think, and I would really like to know what it was.

Posted by Anna | October 12, 2009 12:57 AM

Anna, I really want to know what that song was too!

Posted by isis | October 14, 2009 12:02 AM

nice post!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:39 AM

It's a very nice movie. I have some of the songs but I'll song get more =D Who doesn't love itunes....

Posted by movies | November 5, 2009 2:46 PM

I love this song it's so good :D

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 11:54 PM

The song from the attic scene is Unattainable by Little Joy.

Posted by Rosie | July 9, 2012 7:53 PM

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