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Blonde Redhead now composing film scores about Dungeons & Dragons

on January 11, 2010, 11:00am

It’s been three years now since Blonde Redhead‘s seventh and latest album, 23, so fans would be forgiven for wondering what gives. Well, we’ll find out the answer come February 23th, when Keven McAlester’s new Dungeons & Dragons documentary comes out. Yep, you see, according to The Playlist, Blonde Redhead has composed an original score for the film, which would have been beyond strange coming from the mid-90s Sonic Youth-knockoff version of the band, but makes perfect sense coming from the 00s melodic dreampop version.

The band is also credited with contributing song(s) to the film, as are PJ Harvey, The Feelies, The New Year, Cannibal Maggot Epidemic, and Guided by Voices, whose song “Ghosts of a Different Dream” can be heard at the end of the trailer posted below (it hasn’t been made clear whether or not Blonde Redhead’s music is featured in the middle somewhere).

You may recognize director Keven McAlester from his previous award-winning film You’re Gonna Miss Me, about rocker Roky Erickson. You can see the new film, entitled The Dungeon Masters, exclusively on Amazon VoD, unless you live in New York, where The Playlist reports it will receive theatrical releases.

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