Karen O And The Kids – Where The Wild Things Are OST
Creating the soundtrack to the widely anticipated movie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O gathers up the key instruments that are universal amongst children playtime — handclaps, shouting, percussive shakers and sugar-spiked exuberance. With the help of a kids’ choir and a few fellow indie rockers (Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Greg Kurstin of the Bird And The Bee, her fellow bandmates), Karen O And The Kids assemble ramshackled, punky-folk anthems that can inflate to cinematic, screen-filling proportions (“All Is Love”) or collapse to dispirited, heartfelt ballads (“Worried Shoes”). Being a construct for a soundtrack, instrumental scores exist next to full-fledged songs, thus every track won’t have the Karen O’s gleeful, crackling vocals floating through it. But tracks like the hyperactive “Capsize” with its screeching guitar and its woozy center, or the downcast ache of “Hidaway” feel like excerpts from a Yeah Yeah Yeahs album, and make this soundtrack a “worth-wild” ride.
Listen To: Capsize