Title - '(500) Days Of Summer' (Sire)
Artist - Various
'500 Days of Summer' is like the world's most engaging anti-fairytale ... about a boy (Tom, Gordon-Levitt), who falls head over shoes for the kind of girl (Summer - Zooey Deschanel), who doesn't believe in love (or fate) in the slightest!
Over a span of 500 days, the story moves in a non-linear fashion from the perspective of Tom, who goes from ecstatic giddiness one moment, indulging in a fantasy song and dance sequence at one point, to crippling depression the next.
This wonderful, oh so wonderful accompanying soundtrack features tracks by Regina Spektor, Feist, She & Him (the group is comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), Black Lips, Doves, Carla Bruni, The Smiths and others.
If you ever saw 'Yes Man' (especially the musical segment in the special features where Zooey Deschanel's band sang some songs!) you'll know that she has the pipes for this kind of stuff ... and what lovely pipes! The CD soundtrack also features 'Sweet Disposition,' by Melbourne-based band The Temper Trap along with a great track from Feist.
She & Him - 'Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want' Audio Track