Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Let’s Be Cops, the box office comedy hit directed by Luke Greenfield and starring Damon Wayans, Jr., Jake Johnson, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia, now available to rent or own on iTunes. Let’s Be Cops (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available digitally on December 9 and features music by various artists such as Diplo (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter), Cypress Hill & Rusko, Santigold, Moby, and Composer Christophe Beck (Edge of Tomorrow,Frozen,Runner Runner) and Jake Monaco featuring their “Suite from Let’s Be Cops”; and more.
Let’s Be Cops (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
01. Biggie Bounce [TWRK REMIX] – Diplo (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter)
02. Shots Go Off (Whiiite Remix) – Cypress Hill & Rusko
03. Bueller (feat. Chuck Inglish) – ETC!ETC!, Brillz & Diplo
04. Don’t Drop That Thun Thun – Finatticz
05. My Superman – Santigold
06. The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne) – Moby
07. Stuck In The Middle With You – Lazlo Bane
08. Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions (ISRC: DEE861101522)
09. Big Banana (feat. R3hab, Prophet) – Havana Brown (ISRC: AUUM71200727)
10. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
11. Suite from Let’s Be Cops – Christophe Beck & Jake Monaco
Let’s Be Cops, summer’s comedy smash hit is #2 on iTunes’ Top Movies rentals list! The soundtrack to be released by Lakeshore Records features various artists such as Cypress Hill, Moby, Scorpions, Backstreet Boys and more. Join in on the fun and watch Let’s Be Cops: now available on Blu-ray/DVD and VOD (rent it on iTunes). Stay tuned for updates on the soundtrack release!
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. [IMDB]
When Hollywood came calling for a film composer to score an epic surrounding a disaster of biblical proportions, they looked to Clint Mansell to provide the aural backdrop to Noah, a film directed by Darren Aronofsky. Mansell is no stranger to working on films headlined by big stars: he scored these Lakeshore Records soundtracks:Faster (starring Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton) and Smokin’ Aces (starring Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven). If you like Mansell’s masterful music from Noah, we think you’ll love his work in Faster and Smokin’ Aces.
If you think you know what Rob The Mob is about, think again. The movie opened in theaters last weekend in New York City, and the soundtrack is now available. On the eve of the film’s Los Angeles premiere, Lakeshore Records spoke with Grammy-winning Composer Stephen Endelman about this modern-day Bonnie and Clyde story and his introspective approach to scoring the film.
How did you go about conveying the spirit of the couple, Tommy and Rosie, in the music?
There’s something about their chemistry. It’s a simple love story. Basically you can’t help but notice the way they look at each other: they are very much in love. They are so quirky and weird. Their theme was the opposite of who they are. The metering is not the same in each track on the album; each bar is a different length. I wrote a waltz that wasn’t a waltz, for example.
Some of the tracks on the album sound very gentle, like you were guiding the audience into seeing deeper into who Tommy and Rosie are as people. Was that intentional?
I feel the movie is respectful of the characters. Each character in the movie does what they do, honestly. The characters can’t help themselves. I didn’t want to just show them as a couple of wild kids robbing people. I want to show them as a couple of lovers. None of the music is sentimental, even though the movie is about an end of an era.
Did you already have a goal or idea in mind at the beginning of the project, or did you allow the album to shape itself?
The album shaped itself. I didn’t have an idea about the score at the beginning. I read the screenplay and then it became apparent. We had decided on a piano score already. When we finished the music, we did move things around a bit based on what seemed right with the movie, but I let the music speak through me through the characters. I felt sad and a sense of yearning. I felt their imperfections.
How do you go about choosing soundtracks to score? Do you have a rule about what kinds of movies you will or won’t score?
No rules. I try to mix it up. I fall in love with characters. If I fall in love with them, then I write music for them. I feel that the human condition is looking for love, depth and resolution. When I look back at all the movies I’ve ever done, each character wants to do better in some way. I’m really drawn to the characters.
The movie Rob The Mob, directed by Raymond De Felitta, opens widely on Friday, March 28 in Los Angeles. The reviews have been very favorable.
“Music. It plays a key role in ROB THE MOB as well. The film takes place circa 1992(ish) but the music is much more timeless, evoking an era far more indicative of the mafia’s hay days. Stephen Endelman composes the original music while accompanied by tracks from The Staple Singers’ “City In the Sky” and Wilson Pickett’s “Somethin’ You Got.” The opening sequence of the film, however, oddly sets the mood in an unexpected use of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In the Heart.” Trust me when I say it sounds odd at first, but quickly makes sense…”
Now that the Rob The Mobsoundtrack is out, we want to share these three must-watch videos with you. Why? Besides getting a taste of the movie and hearing music samples from the entire album all in one spot, you’ll also get an insider’s view of how Composer Stephen Endelman encapsulates the drama and emotion from the film.
Have you listened to the music yet? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The album is out now–download it at the links below! The movie stars Michael Pitt (from Boardwalk Empire), Ray Romano, Nina Arianda and Andy Garcia.
Download ‘Rob The Mob’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack):