The 2022 Peabody Awards has announced nominees for excellence in storytelling that reflects the social issues and the emerging voices of today. Nominees for productions in the 2021 year include Academy Award-winning Director Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios), featuring score by Academy Award Nominee Nicholas Britell; the super buzzworthy Yellowjackets (Showtime), featuring a ’90s-inspired score by Craig Wedren and Anna Waronker, and more!
View the full list of nominees at Variety. Congratulations to all the nominees this year! The 2022 Peabody Awards ceremony date is expected to take place in June. Visit the Peabody Awards site for further announcements. Watch the show trailers and listen to the soundtracks (both out now via Lakeshore Records) below.
“The leaders of ’90s bands Shudder to Think and That Dog have gone spooky, to great end, with music that’s helped turn the Showtime series into a phenomenon.” – Variety
“If Shrill was the duo’s pop album and TheRepublic of Sarah a Radiohead-style art-drama, then Yellowjackets is their angsty goth record, with a side of the supernatural.” – Pitchfork
Lakeshore Records has released Blood Hive—Original Score from the Showtime Series, Yellowjackets featuring music by Craig Wedren, best known as the frontman for seminal post-hardcore band Shudder to Think, and Anna Waronker of indie pop darlings that dog., who scored most of the show’s episodes; and composer Theodore Shapiro who composed the music for the show’s pilot. The strikingly sinister score harkens back to the punk, grunge and garage scenes of the 90’s and provides a darkly ominous backdrop to the horror series. The album, which contains an extended version of the main title song “No Return,” is available now digitally on April 15 on all major digital music services. View full album details below.
This year, Lakeshore Records has curated a new playlist of select tracks featuring score cues by the world’s top and rising women composers! You may already know most of these talented individuals who have made a name for themselves in the film, television, and video game music worlds. You may have missed their latest soundtrack releases. In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022, we invite you to take a listen and hopefully end up on a deep dive of discovery through these incredible composers’ discographies as this Spotify playlist is by no means a complete picture of all they have to offer. What soundtracks have you rediscovered below?