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What State Are You In?


06/06/06
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(PR) The movie Garden State is to today's generation what The Graduate was to the baby boomer generation, a touchstone not only in its story, imagery, performances and lines of dialogue but also its music. Garden State's bittersweet yet sometimes uplifting songs provided an emotional barometer for what was happening on the screen. For fans of the award-winning summer 2004 film and its platinum-certified, Top 20-charting, Grammy-winning soundtrack, The State I'm In (Hip-O/UMe), released June 13, 2006, once again evokes the spirit of that film.

A collection of a dozen songs selected for their college student melancholy and indie vibe--songs that just as easily could have been on the original soundtrack--The State I'm In features tracks from alt-rockers Remy Zero ("Motorcycle") and electronic popsters Frou Frou (the Top 25 Dance, Top 40 Adult Top 40 "Breathe In"), two artists who were heard in Garden State. Also appearing is the Commodores classic 1978 #1 pop smash "Three Times A Lady," quasi-featured in a pivotal scene of the film written, directed and starring Zach Braff.

In addition, the quirky lineup boasts a sense of discovery with genre-stretching bands such as The Sea and Cake ("Sound & Vision"), The All Seeing I (an electronica cover of Sonny & Cher's '60s anthem "The Beat Goes On"), downtempo/drum 'n' bass duo Lamb ("Gabriel") and rising art-punkers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Maps"). Also included are renowned yet edgy artists, groundbreaking hip-hop fusionist DJ Shadow ("Six Days") and cult hero singer-songwriter Paul Weller ("Wild Wood"), and vintage tracks from the Lou Reed-led Velvet Underground ("Sunday Morning"), Beck pop favorite Serge Gainsbourg ("Requiem Pour Un Con") and confessional folk-pop great Cat Stevens ("The Wind").

The State I'm In is a Garden State of mind--and music.
1 Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
2 Breathe In - Frou Frou
3 Requiem Pour Un Con - Serge Gainsbourg
4 Sound And Vision - The Sea and Cake
5 Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 Motorcycle - Remy Zero
7 Beat Goes On - The All Seeing I
8 Six Days - DJ Shadow
9 Wild Wood - Paul Weller
10 Three Times A Lady - Commodores
11 The Wind - Cat Stevens
12 Gabriel - Lamb

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