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Hear Alexander Ebert's song 'Amen' from the Robert Redford 'All Is Lost' soundtrack

As serious-movie season approaches, so does serious-movie-soundtrack season.

One of the most buzzed-about is Robert Redford’s open-water drama All Is Lost, which our own Owen Gleiberman called “haunting.”  Alexander Ebert, leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, did the entire score, and one song, called “Amen,” is streaming online now.

Give it a listen below:

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New Coldplay song to be featured in 'Catching Fire'

The first Hunger Games soundtrack snagged Grammy-nominated contributions from some of music’s heaviest hitters — including Arcade Fire, Neko Case, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift.

Now it’s looking like the sequel may be just as big: Coldplay announced today that they’ll be debuting a new song on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song is called “Atlas.” Here’s a page with its scribbled lyrics, courtesy of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin:

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Hear Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo's entire 'Prince Avalanche' movie soundtrack -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s been nine years since Austin post-rockers Explosions in the Sky did the soundtrack for Friday Night Lights, but now they’re at it again for another Lone Star State movie.

The band, who are hitting the road this fall with Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with fellow Austinite David Wingo to score Prince Avalanche, a movie written and directed by fellow Texan David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington).

The movie, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, comes out August 9, while the soundtrack hits streets August 6 — but you can hear it now exclusively here.

Take a listen to the full soundtrack below, and read on for our chat with Explosions member Munaf Rayani:

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First look: New Emily Wells music video features footage from upcoming movie with Neil Gaiman, Jeff Bridges, and more

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In the not-too-distant future, Here Is Something Beautiful (etc. — an animated movie based on the life of influential underground writer and poet Richard Brautigan — will be hitting the festival circuit, and not without some fanfare.

The movie, directed by Anthony Lucero and Paul Swensen, will feature evocative rotoscoped animation (see: the Richard Linklater films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and will feature appearances from Jeff Bridges, Neil Gaiman, Wim Wenders, and more — as well as an original score from acclaimed NYC singer-songwriter Emily Wells.

As a preview, Wells’ has a new video for her single “Darlin'” that features a full scene from the film, and you can watch it exclusively here. Like the movie itself, the video’s directed by Anthony Lucero and animated by Jun Awakawa, offering fans a first look at the movie’s visuals. The scene is inspired by Brautigan’s short story “Times Square in Montana,” taken from his book The Tokyo-Montana Express. The song itself (taken from her recent album Mama Acoustic Recordings) is simple and spare, with Wells’ quietly compelling voice nicely complementing the scene’s absorbing animation.

Take a look at the video below:

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Colbie Caillat's new song for 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' soundtrack: Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Demons! Shadowhunters! Lily Collins’ eyebrows!

There’s a lot to get excited about when The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the bestselling adventure-fantasy YA book series, comes to theaters August 21 — including the soundtrack, which features contributions from Zedd, Jessie J, AFI, and more (you can preorder it here).

And for you, dear mundanes, EW has an exclusive stream of one of the film’s centerpiece songs, Colbie Caillat’s haunting, atmospheric “When the Darkness Comes.” Listen to it exclusively below, and find the full tracklisting after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Listen to Edie Brickell's 'Way Way Back' soundtrack song 'For the Time Being': EXCLUSIVE

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Edie Brickell‘s been having a good year: In addition to releasing an album and currently touring with funnyman-slash-bluegrass dude Steve Martin, she’s got two new songs on the upcoming soundtrack for The Way Way Back, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Sam Rockwell — one of which, called “For the Time Being,” you can hear exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Hear Santigold's 'Rock This' for the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy 'The Heat'- EXCLUSIVE

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy aren’t the only bad girls bring The Heat this summer. Their buddy-cop comedy hits screens this Friday, but the movie’s soundtrack drops tomorrow, with renegade ladies Kreayshawn, Angel Haze, and Kimbra supplying some of the top tracks.

Also on it? Santigold‘s brand-new original “Rock This,” which you can hear exclusively here:

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'Man of Steel' soundtrack: New tech simulates surround sound through headphones

When Christopher Nolan first approached his Dark Knight trilogy and Inception composer about writing the music for the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, Hans Zimmer turned down the opportunity.

“I was the reluctant bride on this one,” Zimmer recently told reporters. “It’s an American icon. The John Williams [Superman] score was iconic, and I think it’s some of John’s best work. [I thought,] ‘Do I really want to follow in those footsteps?'”

But now the epic movie music maestro is very pleased that he ultimately signed on for what he called an “intimidating” task, and one reason is because it’s led to another chance for him and Nolan, who produced Man of Steel, to push the technology in their field. The deluxe soundtrack for Man of Steel was released today and features a new audio technology which creates a surround sound experience through regular headphones. It’s the first album to feature this new technology, called DTS Headphone:X. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce wants you to 'Rise Up': Hear her new song here

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Beyoncé isn’t just Queen Bey —  she’s also Queen Tara, the character she voices in the new animated adventure Epic. And for that movie, she recorded a brand new song, an inspirational ballad titled “Rise Up.”

With the dearth of new songs (or information in general) regarding Beyoncé’s next album, this kids-movie companion song (co-written by Sia and produced by Hit-Boy) is whipping up a disproportionate amount of excitement for a track based on a cartoon. Still, a Beyoncé song is a Beyoncé song, so you know you want to hear it regardless of its origin.

And you can! Hear it below:

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Hear Alabama Shakes' 'Pocket Change' from the upcoming 'True Blood' soundtrack -- EXCLUSIVE

Two of the South’s best exports — the Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes and the Lousiana-set vampires-and-fairies saga True Blood now have one more thing in common: They’ve joined forces for the fourth True Blood soundtrack, out next week.

True Blood Volume 4 will feature new and previously released cuts from such cool cats as the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Iggy Pop with Best Coast’s Beth Cosentino. Also on the lineup: a rootsy track called “Pocket Change” from the Brittany Howard-led Shakes, which you can hear exclusively here.

The record will be the first in the series to be released in vinyl, but that won’t happen till mid-June. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD version here, or, if you’re new-fashioned, reserve a digital copy from iTunes here.

But for now, get a preview of the album by giving “Pocket Change” a listen in our exclusive player below:

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