'True Blood Vol. 2' exclusive full soundtrack stream: Hear new songs from Beck, Elvis Costello, and more

true-blood-volume2A very good thing for those who love Bad Things: True Blood‘s third season doesn’t begin until June 13, but the HBO vamp camp’s second soundtrack volume is now streaming exclusively on EW, five days before it hits digital and physical shelves (click here for iTunes pre-order).

What’s on it? New songs from Beck, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, and the Band’s Robbie Robertson; covers by M. Ward and “Bad Things” theme song singer Jace Everett; plus classic tracks from Bob Dylan, 13th Floor Elevators, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Eels, Chuck Prophet, and more.

Find the complete track listing below, and sink your teeth into the full stream after the jump:

1. “Howlin’ For My Baby” – M. Ward
2. “Evil (Is Going On)” – Jace Everett & CC Adcock
3. “Bad Blood” – Beck
4. “How To Become Clairvoyant” – Robbie Robertson
5. “Shake And Fingerpop” – Jr. Walker and The All Stars
6. “Frenzy” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
7. “Kiss Like Your Kiss” – Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello
8. “Gasoline And Matches” – Buddy & Julie Miller
9. “You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)” – Chuck Prophet
10. “You’re Gonna Miss Me” – The 13th Floor Elevators
11. “Fresh Blood” – Eels
12. “The Forgotten People (Bon Temps Remix)” – Thievery Corporation
13. “New World In My View” – King Britt & Sister Gertrude Morgan
14. “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” – Bob Dylan

UPDATE: After two-plus weeks, we have removed the stream at the label’s request; but you can, of course, still purchase it.

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  • HayleyMac

    Cool- I will definitely buy this!

  • miameows

    darn, I was REALLY hoping the Beck song would be “Time Bomb”…

    • Brian

      How come?

    • Kelsey

      Timebomb was on last season’s soundtrack, wasn’t it?

  • Alethea

    I made a better season 2 true blood cd by myself with time bomb and i will rise up plus some other better songs.

    • Vampire Brad

      May I ask which songs you used for your cd?

  • ZackBauer

    STP still rocks!

  • Nacho mama

    Oh man, a Jace and CC duet? They can do Bad Things to me anytime they like!

  • amy kates

    man! I think VV Brown’s “crying blood” would be epic awesome on this disc. Or some Florence + The Machine? Love the m. ward get, though. come on ,june 13!

  • Jonathan F.

    How about that awesome track by the Dead Weather, “The Difference Between Us,” which was used in the trailer for this season?

  • Liz

    I really love the music of this show… AND love that picture as well! Anna & Stephen have so much chemistry.

  • KC

    I can’t wait for Season 3. In anticipation, I just bought the score on iTunes today, have season 2 on Blu-ray pre-ordered, and will definitely download this next week.

  • Dysthymia83

    Why are the last 4 tracks not stream-able?

    • Leah Greenblatt

      Sorry guys, I accidentally pasted in the bonus version listing with 18, not 14 songs. The player is working fine!

      • b

        So there are 4 bonus tracks? Where is that version located since I can only find the version with 14 songs??

  • couchgrouch

    when i first saw the tracklist I blathered on about how Howlin’ Wolf’s versions couldn’t be matched. well, they weren’t but they’re by no means bad. very cool songs so far.

  • woot

    love that costello is watching true blood. snoop and jay-z is watching tru blood, you me everyone are watching TB!

  • Pete

    Where the hell is Teeth by Lady Gaga? It was practically made for True Blood!

    • wt

      Totes agree! They could use even more pop.cultural references the show is practically made for it

  • woot

    great tracks I wish they could integrate the songs with the actual show some more.

  • TBFan

    This soundtrack is better than Season 1! But I agree, there are some other songs that they definitely could have added to this soundtrack.

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