Last week, the soundtrack for the new Tim Burton flick Frankenweenie was released. The movie is based upon a short that Burton made for Disney way back in 1984, brought back to life using the stop-motion animation made famous by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Paying homage to classic horror movies like Frankenstein and Pet Semetary, Frankenweenie is about a boy who brings his dead dog back to life using the wonders of science.
As if Tim Burton making a new animated movie wasn’t enough of a draw, the soundtrack features some of indie music’s heavy hitters, like Passion Pit, Kimbra, Grouplove, and even Robert Smith.
One of the lead tracks off the soundtrack is a nice acoustic track from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She returns to some folky, indie pop akin to her work on the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack. The track features a tropical groove and gets a bit quirky with some dog barks and creepy vibraphone. Despite the quirkiness, it is definitely worth checking out. Also check out the movie when it drops on October 5.