Friday, March 8, 2013

Tsunami Records to release The Revenant soundtrack

Pre-Sales Now Available at

Seattle-based indie punk and garage rock record label Tsurumi Records, will be releasing their first ever soundtrack for the underground indie horror flick The Revenant this Spring. 
The Revenant  soundtrack features music from label acts like garage punks The Beautiful Mothers and indie rockers The Second Academy, International acts Aqualush and La Mala Rodriguez, classical  music from two companies and even an appearance from seminal underground sensation The Shaggies.
The label will issue just 500 vinyl copies of The Revenant soundtrack on limited edition picture discs, along with CDs and digital downloads, all available now for pre-sale at
“We are label focused on vinyl productions and this soundtrack is no different in that way,”  enthuses label owner and Seattle resident Jeff Davis.  “We think fans of the movie will want these as collector items.” 
Three years ago Davis' good friend and independent film maker Kerry Prior, approached him  about collaborating on a soundtrack for The Revenant;  a modern take on a classic horror story, which he wrote, directed and produced. 
“I've always been inspired by really good soundtracks, like Pulp Fiction's for example,” Davis continues.  I was equally inspired to do this with Kerry because we share a similar aesthetic when it comes to art and and a similar ethos on how to make it.” 
The childhood friends grew up together in Cleveland, OH listening to and paying punk rock.   

In much the same way as the underground bands that are featured in the soundtrack,The Revenant is a movie with a clearly subversive tone, subtext and approach.

"It's a movie that wears it's punk ethic on its sleeve...perhaps this is why the movie had such a hard time finding mainstream distribution," postulates Prior.

The Revenant  premiered in 2009 at Toronto's “After Dark” Fest, upon which they dubbed it one of the "10 Movies To See Before You Die."  Then in actual theaters in 2010.  Reviews ranging from diverse sources such as The Newark Star-Ledger to declare it "sure to become a cult classic." 
The film focuses on Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders), who is killed under mysterious circumstances in Iraq only to find out that he didn't really die.  Rather, he is undead: a zombie-vampire hybrid, known as the Revenant.   Bart needs blood to hold back decomposition and he finds his way around his new state against the dark backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.  
The Revenant appears to be moving towards that cult status with a solid underground and online fan base that is growing daily.  Every cult classic needs a killer soundtrack and now fans of  The Revenant won't have to wait much longer.
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