Who would have thought there’d be a music soundtrack featuring all the music we love. O’ Brother was one thing and then Down From The Mountain but they’re not comparable to Jim White’s soundtrack to the documentary Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus. Artists like The Handsome Family, Cat Power, Johnny Dowd and Sixteen Horsepower are featured on the soundtrack and apparently in the film as well. The film is a documentary and exploration of the American south with Jim White (No Such Place, Drill A Hole… and Wrong Eyed Jesus) as narrator and tour guide. Musicians, storytellers and regular folk are all interviewed along the way. Sounds great…I’m guessing it’ll be on DVD any day.
We have David Byrne to thank for the wide release of the soundtrack as it is available now on his label Luaka Pop. This label is home to Jim White’s other records as well. Here’s a couple of southern gothic tales of death and destruction from Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus. Buy it from Amazon here.
P.S. Not sure if you saw it this morning but I’ve got two songs posted from the new Giant Sand record (Arizona Amp & Alternator on Thrill Jockey). Click here for Giant Sand, The Concretes, Kevin Thista and Tom Brosseau.