The Sounds of Californication

(PR) Californication, Showtime Networks critically acclaimed new comedy series starring David Duchovny opens an express lane on the digital music super highway next month with the release of the first of three 8-song “track packs.” Titled Temptation: Music from the SHOWTIME Series Californication, it will be released by ABKCO Records exclusively via iTunes. The show, the highest debuting scripted comedy series in SHOWTIME history, is rife with contemporary and classic music that underscores its edgy, iconoclastic tone. New episodes of Californication air on Mondays at 10:30pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Music supervisors of the television series Californication Budd Carr and Nora Felder found a kindred spirit in ABKCO Vice President Alisa Coleman when they approached her about licensing some source material for the show. Carr, Felder and Coleman discussed the desirability of offering soundtrack music in a more immediate context than traditional albums which are usually released at the conclusion of a series’ first season. “We wanted to do something new with soundtracks,” Carr notes. He adds, “When Alisa cited ABKCO’s strong ongoing relationship with iTunes, it seemed like we had the means at hand to provide viewers with an ‘evolving soundtrack,’” Carr’s term for the aspect of the of this project where just-heard music is made available to consumers on a regularly scheduled basis --- sometimes even in advance of that music having been heard in the latest episode of the series.

Track Pack 1: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones * Mojo – Peeping Tom * Rocket Man – My Morning Jacket * L.A. Woman – The Doors (Paul Oakenfold remix) * Light of Day – Tommy Stinson * Pain and Misery – Josh Blake and The Country Gentlemen * Peace of Mind – Mindy Smith * Lullaby – Arco

Track Pack 2: If You See Her Say Hello - Bob Dylan * Little Round Mirrors - Harvey Danger * Don’t Let Us Get Sick - Madeline Martin * Paranoid - Gus Black * Sunny Day In Hell - Argyle Johansen * A Girl Like You - Mexican Institute of Sound * Between The Lines (featuring Bajaka) - Bonobo * Mohammed’s Radio - Warren Zevon

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