Hello Kitty Makes Headlines: Avril Lavigne Releases New Video And Keke Palmer Gets TV Show!

That delightful Hello Kitty is making headlines!  Lakeshore Records, noted for releasing the first official Sanrio-sanctioned Hello Kitty album, Hello Kitty – Hello World, features Keke Palmer (of Akeelah and the Bee fame), Cori Yarckin (see the video below) and others. Keke Palmer is making headlines with the announcement of her new daily talk show on BET, set to debut in July.  At 20 years of age, Palmer is the youngest person in history to ever host a TV Show. Meanwhile, Avril Lavigne is making headlines for her new video titled, “Hello Kitty.”  Hello World is an expertly-produced pop album which appeals to multiple generations of Hello Kitty fans, but you won’t need to be into Sanrio characters to appreciate the music.

Lakeshore Records: Hello Kitty - Hello World Official Album

 

Download The Album! Hello Kitty – Hello World

Lakeshore Records: Hello Kitty - Hello World Official Soundtrack

 

 

 

 

 

Track Listing:

01. Hello Kitty Theme (Come On, Come On) - Keke Palmer

02. Getaway - Cheryl Yie

03.Be Yourself - Mandy Ventrice

04. Hey Yeah - Gen

05. Hello World - Ainjel Emme

06. To All The Girls - Jennifer Marks

07. Get This Party Started - Cheryl Yie

08. I Smile - Lindsay Dennis

09. Take It Easy (Chococat’s Jam) - The Seventeens

10. Sweeter Than Sweet - emma hunton

11. Do You Really Wanna (Hello Kitty) - Cori Yarckin

What do you think of the song?  We want to hear from you.  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Editor’s Pick: ‘Draft Day’ Selected By Film Music Magazine

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger has selected Draft Day (scored by John Debney) as part of his April Soundtrack Picks shortlist at Film Music Magazine.

“But darned if Debney’s propulsive, ever-intensifying score doesn’t make you think that you’re listening to the music for the be-all end-all game, right down to the big pitch, sustained anticipation, and winning play of a soaring orchestra – here passed to the tune of millions of dollars.”  Read the full article at Film Music Magazine.

Lakeshore Records: Draft Day April Soundtrack Pick by Film Music Magazine

Schweiger writes for the On The Score section at Film Music Magazine and has interviewed the top film composers in the business, including Stephen Endelman (Rob The Mob), Clint Mansell (Faster, Smokin’ Aces), Cliff Martinez (Drive), Brian Reitzell (Boss), Brian Tyler (Transformers Prime), and John Debney.

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Draft Day: Download | Buy CD

 

Want to learn more?  Go to Lakeshore RecordsComposer Interviews page to watch our interviews!

 

 

Weekly Roundup: 8 Stories You May Have Missed

The week can often fly by faster than you can say #ThrowbackThursday, so we’ve rounded up some good reads from last week for your convenience.  Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog (FilmMusicDaily.com) to get all the latest news on film music, movies, composers and music artists.

Lakeshore Records: Weekly Roundup
Image: Elizabeth Banks in Walk of Shame and Olivia Wilde in Butter.

1. ‘The Grandmaster’ Soundtrack Composer Nathaniel Méchaly Sweeps Film Awards

2. Blue Valentine: Ryan Gosling’s Earth-Shaking Movie – Download His Song!

3. John Debney Scores Again With ‘Walk Of Shame’

4. Happy Birthday Jennifer Garner!

5. Is Scarlett Johansson A Secret Recording Star?

6. 8 Must-See Olivia Wilde Movies, Including ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’

7. Lakeshore Records Gets Medieval For ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans

8. Naughty Bunnies: Celebrate Easter With ‘Hank And Mike

 

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Naughty Bunnies: Celebrate Easter With ‘Hank And Mike’

Why have the same old Easter gathering when you can throw in a bit of hijinks?  For some good laughs, watch Hank and Mike (watch it on iTunes), starring Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini, Joe Mantegna, Chris Klein (“Street Fighter - The Legend of Chun-Li“; “American Dreamz“) and Maggie Castle.  This irreverent comedy promises to add the right amount of sweet and naughty to your day.  Be warned: do not watch this while you’re eating or in the presence of sensitive ears (read: some naughty language).  While the movie makes you laugh, the soundtrack makes for a fun listen between spiral ham and food coma.

Lakeshore Records: Hank and Mike (soundtrack)

Hank and Mike also stars Boyd Banks (“The Love Guru“; “How She Move“) and Tony Nappo (“Defendor“; “Jumper“).  You’ll never look at men in bunny suits the same way ever again.

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Hank and Mike (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack):
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Have you seen the movie?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

For more people in costumes: Bad Supers: 13 Songs For Alternative Heroes

 

 

Lakeshore Records Gets Medieval For Game Of Thrones Fans

We get it, Game of Thrones fans.  If it wasn’t for the struggle for the throne, the power-hungry opportunists, dragons and the White Walkers (who doesn’t love zombies, let alone ice zombies) to remind us that real life is actually quite grand by comparison, we’d be at a loss on Sunday nights.  Lest we forget the damsels in continual distress, let us also not forget the occasional blood-letting and old-fashioned poisoning to fill our lusty goblets.  Medieval fantasies and epic tales of alternative worlds really tickle our trebuchets, which is why we created our own version of a fantasy land featuring soundtracks from movies of a similar realm.  Explore with us!

Lakeshore Records: A Medieval Music Map For Game of Thrones Fans

Featured: The Cave (stars Lena Headey, aka “Cersei Lannister”), The Last Airbender, Reclaiming The Blade, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

 

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The Cave: Download | Buy CD

The Last Airbender: Download | Buy CD

Reclaiming The Blade: Download | CD Unavailable

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: Download | Buy CD

Read more here: 2 Music Downloads For Game of Thrones Fans

8 Must-See Olivia Wilde Movies, Including ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’

A respectable small-town pharmacist (played by Sam Rockwell) delivers a prescription to a lonely trophy wife (played by Olivia Wilde).  She takes him on a walk on the wild side, which includes extra-large martinis, uninhibited bedroom behavior and the illicit pleasures of the pharmacopeia he has access to in his store.  Composers Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau (“Anchorman 2″; “Casa De Mi Padre”) load the soundtrack with whimsical, colorful, and jazzy tunes; not unlike what one might experience under the influence in this murderously dark comedy.

Lakeshore Records: Olivia Wilde in Better Living Through Chemistry (soundtrack)

Better Living Through Chemistry also stars Michelle Monaghan (“Source Code“), Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda, as well as Ben Schwartz, Norbert Leo Butz and Ken Howard.

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Better Living Through Chemistry: Download | Buy CD

Olivia Wilde also stars in the following films: People Like Us (with Walk of Shame‘s Elizabeth Banks), Butter (with Draft Day‘s Jennifer Garner), The Girl Next Door (with The Motel Life‘s Emile Hirsch), Year One (with Superbad‘s Michael Cera), In Time (with Runner Runner‘s Justin Timberlake), The Words (with Hit & Run‘s Bradley Cooper) and Her (with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints‘ Rooney Mara).  If you want to beef up on Olivia Wilde movie knowledge beyond her well-known roles in TRON: Legacy and TV’s The O.C., then this is a great place to start.

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People Like UsDownload | Buy CD
Butter: Download | Buy CD
The Girl Next Door: Download | Buy CD
Year One:
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In Time: Download | Buy CD
The Words: Download | Buy CD
Acoustic Hits: A Tribute To her Soundtrack: Download

 

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Happy Birthday Jennifer Garner!

We at Lakeshore Records wish the lovely Jennifer Garner a happy birthday!  In celebration, we take a look at Draft Day (now in theaters) and Butter (watch it on Netflix).   Draft Day is scored by Academy Award-nominated Composer John Debney;  Lakeshore Records is proud to have released the soundtracks to both films.  If you’re not already crushing on this versatile actress, then be prepared to fall in love after seeing her in these movies.

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We’ve loved her since we first saw her in TV’s Alias, and we’ve followed her glorious movie career with great interest ever since.  She’s starred in some of our favorites including Juno, 13 Going on 30, and Academy-Award Nominee Dallas Buyers Club.

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Draft Day Soundtrack: Download | Buy CD

Listen to samples of all the songs:

 

Butter is a satirical look at the butter-sculpting world of the Midwest and co-stars Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman (watch it now at Netflix).  The soundtrack features hitmakers Fitz & The Tantrums, Jónsi, and Raphael Saadiq.

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Butter Soundtrack: Download | Buy CD

Listen to samples of all the songs:

 

 

What’s your favorite Jennifer Garner movie?  Let us know in the comments below!

Scarlett Johansson Is A Recording Star

Scarlett Johansson is in the spotlight with her new movie, Captain America: Winter Soldier, but we really want to shine the light on her recording career.  You may have heard her vocals in the Days of Grace soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records.  Featured in the George Gershwin standard, “Summertime,” remixed by Robert Del Naja (of Massive Attack) and Tim Goldsworthy, Johansson’s vocals are ethereal and not to be missed.  But, if by chance you haven’t heard it, we’ve got you covered.

Lakeshore Records: Scarlett Johansson Sings "Summertime" (Days of Grace Soundtrack)

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Days of Grace Soundtrack: Download | Buy CD

The album also features a score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (“The Road”; “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”), Academy Award-winner Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”; “The Book of Eli”) with Leopold Ross & Claudia Sarne, and Shigeru Umebayashi (The Grandmaster).

More to love: In the past two years, Johansson’s vocals have been associated with Oscar-nominated films such as Her in which she sings “Moon Song” (check out Lakeshore Records’ Acoustic version), and the Oscar-nominated climate documentary, Chasing Ice, in which she contributed her vocal talents to “Before My Time.”  We have a very good hunch that we will be hearing a lot more from her.

 

In the spotlight: Watch the Vanity Fair May 2014 cover shoot video, featuring Scarlett Johansson:

Scarlett Johansson graces the May 2014 cover of Vanity Fair magazine, shot by photographer Craig McDean.

 

John Debney Scores Again With Walk Of Shame

Composer John Debney is having a busy month!  Debney fans will be getting a double dose of goodness with his just-released Draft Day album and the Walk of Shame soundtrack!  If you missed out on the Walk of Shame pre-order, here’s your chance to get your hands on the new John Debney-scored album right away!  Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, Walk of Shame is the new romantic comedy out in theaters on May 2.  We’ve pretty much fallen in love with this hilarious film; do not be surprised when the bright yellow dress becomes the new sexy Halloween costume of the year.

Lakeshore Records: Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden in Walk of Shame (Soundtrack)

Walk of Shame is a film produced by Lakeshore Entertainment; the soundtrack and score album are released by Lakeshore Records.

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Lakeshore Records: Walk of Shame Starring Elizabeth Banks 2

Stay tuned for more Walk of Shame soundtrack and John Debney news!

Blue Valentine: Ryan Gosling’s Earth-Shaking Movie – Download His Song!

Ryan Gosling sure knows how to steam things up.  Do you remember that amazing elevator kiss scene from Drive?  Ryan Gosling‘s “Driver” character gives “Irene” (Carey Mulligan) a prolonged, passionate kiss right before he saves the day by bashing a bad guy’s face in.  Gosling fans seeking more hotness from him will not be disappointed in Blue Valentine (watch it now on Netflix).  The Blue Valentine Soundtrack features great music by Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, Penny & the Quarters, and a bonus track by Ryan Gosling himself. 

Lakeshore Records: Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is featured in a recent Rolling Stone article about some pivotal moments in history for the Millennial generation.  Read the article for details about that steamy scene in Blue Valentine, here: Coming of Age: Millennials’ Most Earth-Shaking Sexual Moments.  

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Blue Valentine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Track Listing

01. Granny Diner – Grizzly Bear

02. In Ear Park – Department of Eagles

03. Easier (Instrumental) – Grizzly Bear

04. Lullabye (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

05. I Live With You (Instrumental) -Grizzly Bear

06. Foreground (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

07. Dory (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

08. You Always Hurt the Ones You Love - Ryan Gosling

09. You and Me - Penny & The Quarters

10. Shift (Alternate Version) - Grizzly Bear

11. Alligator (feat. Zach Condon, Dave Longstreth & Amber Coffman) [Choir Version] - Grizzly Bear

12. Easier - Grizzly Bear

13. Lullaby - Grizzly Bear

14. I Live With You - Grizzly Bear

15. Foreground - Grizzly Bear