To be sure, people identify Zinner with his axe… The guitar is still present, but unlike the angular shards and shreds that punctured Yeah Yeah Yeahs tunes, meeting Karen O’s high pitched vocals that fluctuated between furious and innocent, they are delicate, resembling the batting of eyelashes. Along with other mesmeric uses of strings, they come in and out of the shoreline sands of synth like low tide. – Charles Steinberg, Under The Radar
Under The Radar magazine goes in for a deep dive with Nick Zinner, the composer of Jennifer Reeder’s new thriller, Knives And Skin! And if that name sounds familiar, he is indeed that Nick Zinner, the guitarist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But, Charles Steinberg wants us to understand that his score is not a Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound and Zinner’s efforts to push boundaries are evident, in this latest installment of his “Keeping Score” composer interview series over at Under The Radar. A must-read!
Knives And Skin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records!
“Lush, strings-driven and melancholy” – Austin Trunick, Under The Radar
Ahead of the Knives and Skin – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack release, you can listen to the track, “Sadness” by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist) exclusively now at Under The Radar. Zinner provides the score to the Jennifer Reeder film, available now on VOD. Head over to Under The Radar to also read about the Composer’s collaboration on this coming-of-age thriller!
A cult favorite in the making – Birth.Movies.Death
“While it’s not technically a character, Knives and Skin’s eerie synth-driven soundtrack was dreamed up by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)” – Alibi
From visionary writer-director Jennifer Reeder comes Knives And Skin, the ’80s-inspired coming-of-age thriller starring Kate Arrington, Marika Engelhardt and Tim Hopper. The film also features score by Nick Zinner, guitarist of American indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack digitally on January 24, 2020. See the album track list below and stay tuned for more soundtrack details!
The award-winning film made its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and opened in select theaters and VOD last month (get it here).