New Soundtracks: Assassination Nation, Song of Sway Lake + New Pre-orders

This week, Lakeshore Records is pleased to present two new soundtracks from new movie releases out now: Assassination Nation (score by Ian Hultquist) and The Song of Sway Lake (score by Ethan Gold), plus new album pre-orders you don’t really want to miss.  Hint: one album is a remastered 30th anniversary edition!

Digital New Releases:


Score by Ian Hultquist. 
“Hultquist takes an orchestral, synthwave composition and alters his track to a striking effect which seems to flow poignantly with Sam Levinson’s satirical horror film.”  – Flaunt Magazine
Premiered at Sundance, Assassination Nation is Sam Levinson’s (Wizard of Lies) stylish new thriller starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, and ABRA.  The New York Times says of Assassination Nation, “It’s the demon spawn of Heathers and The Purge” and AP Entertainment says it’s the “Salem parable for the digital age.” Composer Ian Hultquist collaborates with Director Sam Levinson to produce a “terrifically moody score” (The Playlist).
NEON presents ASSASSINATION NATION, now playing in theaters (get tickets).
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE – [Download/Listen]
Score by Ethan Gold.
“Sway Lake (Lost Record Version)” sounds like it was ripped straight from a long-buried 78rpm record found in a grandparent’s attic trunk and freshly cleaned of five-plus decades’ worth of dust. John Grant, in a guest vocalist role, performs like a bona fide crooner of yesteryear: – Under The Radar
“A stunning film” – The Independent
Winner of 15 international film festival awards, Ari Gold’s The Song of Sway Lake stars Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil, Elizabeth Pena, and Jack Falahee. The film also features vocal performances by Brian Dennehy, John Grant and The Staves.
The Orchard presents THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE, in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday September 21, with a special Q&A in Los Angeles with Composer Ethan Gold and more (get details).


New on Bandcamp:


Heading into Halloween season, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t recommend Giona Ostinelli’s horror scores to two great Mickey Keating films, Darling and Carnage Park!

DARLING – [Download/Listen]
Score by Giona Ostinelli.

The film owes something to many masters and there are hints of that in the music, from Jerry Goldsmith to a more industrial-based, early Lynch sound… – Shock Till You Drop


CARNAGE PARK – [Download/Listen]
Score by Giona Ostinelli.

Carnage Park is also packed with technical achievements. The sepia color palette pairs perfectly with Keating’s shot selection and Giona Ostinelli’s score. Together, they manage to cover an especially impressive range between classic western heist flick and sheer nightmare. – Collider


Digital Pre-orders:


SPHERES (STEREO) – [Download/Listen]
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein.
GRAMMY® Nominees Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein follow up their phenomenal “Stranger Things” score with Spheres: a three-part virtual reality film narrated by Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Chastain and Patti Smith.  Spheres is Directed by Eliza McNitt and Executive Produced by Darren Aronofsky.  Lakeshore will release the soundtrack in three digital formats: Stereo, DTS Headphones x Binaural, and 5.1 Multichannel Surround Sound.  Out September 28, 2018.
Score by Christopher Young. 

In honor of Hellbound: Hellraiser II’s 30th anniversary, Lakeshore Records is delighted to release this special remastered edition featuring two never released tracks from Christopher Young’s iconic score!  Out October 5, 2018.


AN ACTOR PREPARES – [Download/Listen]
Score by Tony Morales.
Composer Tony Morales (“Bloodline“, In Your Eyes) collaborates with Director Steve Clark (The Last International Playboy) for An Actor Prepares, starring Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston and Matthew Modine.
After suffering a heart attack, a world famous, hard-drinking actor is forced to drive cross country with his estranged son (who testified against him in his parents’ divorce) on one last madcap adventure.  Album out October 5, 1018.
Gravitas Ventures presents AN ACTOR PREPARES, available now on VOD (get it on iTunes). 
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