Black is no stranger to music as half of the hilarious duo Tenacious D, and this taste of the upcoming soundtrack includes a dash of the comedic chops he honed with that group.
In anticipation of Jack Black’s latest film, The Polka King, Lakeshore Records is pleased to debut a song from the soundtrack, “Rappin’ Polka” performed by the Jack Black Polka Band, available exclusively at Uproxx! The new comedy starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman will premiere on Netflix next week. You can pre-order the soundtrack now, which will be released digitally this Friday, January 5 via Lakeshore Records.
The Polka King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released digitally on January 5 & CD January 12, 2018 with a vinyl release forthcoming. Netflix will debut The Polka King January 12.
Randy and Meghan had a brilliant idea: let’s get the guys who played with Jan to play for us. What resulted was a magical two days of recording in New York City (in the same studio David Bowie and Queen recorded “Under Pressure”!!!).
Lakeshore Records in conjunction with ShivHans Pictures will release the soundtrack to The Polka King, available digitally on Friday, January 5, 2018! The album is a collection of classic polka songs re-imagined by The Jack Black Polka Band featuring members of the iconic Jan Lewan Orchestra as well as other prominent players in the scene. Music supervisors Randall Poster and Meghan Currier brought the original players, Lewan’s original arranger Stephen Kaminski and Grammy®-winning producer Stewart Lerman together to re-record their songs with Black. The Polka King was written and directed by Maya Forbes (Infinitely Polar Bear) and Wallace Wolodarsky* (The People vs. O.J. Simpson). The album was produced by Stewart Lerman and Randall Poster, and executive produced by Wally Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes, Jack Black, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson and Meghan Currier. See the album track list and more below.