Just to keep you up to date with all things Where The Wild Things Are related the film’s soundtrack, as previously reported, will be penned by Karen O And The Kids. Though we initially feared The Kids was an MGMT pseudonym or a rambunctious crew of talented adolescents Rolling Stone has since reported that The Kids refers to Karen O’s envious cavalcade of superstar collaborators.
Phew, deep breath now, The Kids includes “YYYs bandmates Brian Chase and Nick Zinner along with Tristan Bechet (Services), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska)”.
The album is slated for a September 29 release and will be infused with as much childlike whimsy as the film as recently Karen told MTV UK: ‘I got involved because of Spike [Jonze]…I guess there is a childlike innocence about my music or my persona that he always just kind of dialed into. To play on it and it was a really amazing experience and I think what he has accomplished with the film is basically the impossible. There’s a lot of stuff that they told me Spike couldn’t do that he did it anyway and it was a really inspiring and exciting thing to be a part of.’
In related news McSweeney’s founder and WTWTA screenwriter Dave Eggars has published, via The New Yorker, an excerpt from “Max At Sea” his novelization of the film. If you’re so inclined you can read Eggars’ heartbreaking work of staggering redundancy here. Just kiddin’ Dave.
If you need more evidence that Where The Wild Things Are mania is gripping the world, Blank Magazine has recently published a WTWTA channeling fashion spread titled We Can Make It Happen. Dudes in animal suits usually freak us out but this is pretty darn cute.