Saturday, December 4, 2010

TLS Soundtrack: Song 7 and 8

12/4/2010

As an announcement, for those of you who live in the Greater Salt Lake area (or round-abouts), I will be having my book launch party for THE LOST SAINT on Dec. 28th at 7pm at The King's English Bookshop. I'd love to see you all there!

So for at least the next couple of nights, I've decided to share 2 songs. Maybe we'll make it a weekend thing. We'll see. Also, I was hoping to share the TLS trailer with you all either tonight or tomorrow night, but unfortunately I've been asked to wait by the powers-that-be. I'm dying to post it! I'll keep you updated as I know more about when it will actually go live.

On with the music--

Song 7 is "Trigga Hiccup" by Menomena. This song represents Grace's desire/struggle to gain control of her new wolfy powers. I imagine her running to this song, trying to break through the barrier that's holding her back from embracing all the power coursing inside of her. To me this song just sounds like frustration.

Song 8 is "I think Ur a Contra" by Vampire Weekend (one of my most favorite bands). This song is so darn beautiful, and a little bit heartbreaking. I listened to this song A LOT while writing and revising TLS, and to me it encompasses one of the main emotions of the book--what it feels like when the trust in a relationship is being tested.

Take a listen to them, and let me know what you think for additional entries in the contest... or just because you love them as much as I do :D.





Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow for song 9 and 10.

44 comments:

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Awesome! Hopefully I can make it to your launch party, that would be fun! I just did a post on you. I loved watching you at The King's English. I think it was from last year. Anyway, your story really helped me. Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

I love Vampire Weekend!! Can't wait even more to read TLS since its what you listened to while revising!! So excited!!

Erika
moonlightbookreviews@gmail.com

Celeste said...

Loved both songs, but especially Vampire Weekend which is one of my favorite bands! This one is not my favorite at the moment but is still pretty good! And I loved the fact you wrote why you loved them so much! Thanks once again Bree!

ansindt said...

I wish I could come to the book launch, but that is my daughters birthday. I love the look of your books. They are amazing!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

See, I already knew I loved you (I mean, I do owe my agented status partially to you and all--I will never forget that) ;) but OMG now I know you have AWESOME TASTE IN MUSIC!!! Love love love!!!!

Why is Utah so far away???? I so wish I could be there for the launch. Please post pictures? *bats eyelashes*

(also sorry for the punctuation abuse. I've been revising all day and it makes me feel the need for ALL CAPS and excessive punctuation a lot) ;)

Lauren M said...

Woo-hoo! Two songs in one! I LOVE Vampire Weekend, so I'm happy to see them as part of your soundtrack!

*waits excitedly for next song & possibly book trailer*

Kim said...

Woo-hoo! Two songs in one!

Chase said...

Both are great songs, though Menomena sounds kinda weak compared to Vampire Weekend.

Maidenveil said...

I love Vampire Weekend too! Glad they have a song in the playlist! :)

Christy said...

I'm planning on coming to your launch. Sad to say, I've never been to the King's English. Tsk tsk.

Chloe said...

I really liked the Vampire Weekend song! Wish I could go to the launch party :P

Nicole said...

I really like both songs. I haven't heard of either before. Can't wait for TLS!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Ok, not a fan of the first one but I can see how it represents what you said.

The second song though is very nice. Again, I'm a fan of slow songs.

It'll be great to listen to these after reading or during reading the book to see if I agree with them!

I Tweeted these as well!

Tanya said...

I thought the first song was okay. I loved the econd by Vampire Weekend. I'm getting very antsy for the book to come out!!!

Jessy said...

I don't really like the Menomena song but I love me some Vampire Weekend.

Danielle Nguyen said...

I really like both these. I'm getting very anxious for TLS!

ylime1981 said...

I'm gonna take a wild stab and guess that I can speak for everyone that we're with you in really wanting to see the trailer ASAP!!!

My iTunes playlist is growing by leaps and bounds. These are some great songs.

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail(dot)com

confessionofareadingmind said...

Vampire weekend's song is great, love it! Can't wait to see how the songs go with the book!

Ana Lucia said...
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Ana Lucia said...

I like how you describe song 7. Most be so cool in the book that part!
And song 8 is so good aswell. Vampire weekend are great! I like them a lot

WulfLuva said...

the base for Trigga Hiccups was too loud for me to listen to, but I love Vampire Weekend.

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Minas said...

I love Vampire Weekend! I wish I could go the the launch party. I can't wait to read TLS!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MT0089/status/11550140762431488

sue said...

Love Love Love!

Valerie said...

I liked the second one best. I am into more mellow songs.

Can't wait.

Kailia Sage said...

I liked the second one a lot!

Vivien said...

I really enjoyed this set. I especially liked Vampire Weekend.

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Vampire Weekend - what a great band

twimom101 said...

good songs...especially Vampire Weekend's song.
wish I was there to make the launch party!
twimom101 at yahoo dot com

Jenni Elyse said...

I'll be at TKE! I'm so excited! :D

lynnestra said...

♥vampire weekend♥

Danna said...

I'm definitely going to the launch party. It's only like fifteen minutes away from me!!! I really like song 7, it does sound a little frustrating:)
-Danna
adannabanana@hotmail.com

Riv Re said...

*clicks heels, squeezes eyes shut in concentration and whispers repeatedly* There's no place like Salt Lake City. There's no place like Salt Lake City. Enjoy the launch!

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Great song!

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I wish Salt Lake City was closer to me...I'm all the way on the east coast, hanging out with the Atlantic ocean.

Great songs BTW. "Trigga Hiccup" sounds like a really good workout song, so I can see it as a frustration song as well.

wickedawesomebooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

I like the Vampire Weekend song :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Morgan said...

awesome Song!

Cicely said...

Vampire Weekend is one of my most favourite bands as well! I love all their music! It's all so good!

Georgia said...

I am so buying this soundtrack!!

a said...

Amazing song! I'm a new follower, and love your book!

Valerie said...

I live in Provo but I'll be home to California for Christmas so I can't come! I'll have to come to another event sometime!

Taffy said...

I have to admit these two songs aren't my favorite.

Sam said...

I can see why you listened to the one by Vampire Weekend a lot. It's inspiring... but it keeps me wondering about its role in the novel, yet againn.

»Sam.

AliceCullen said...

Bummer dude! I don't live in the area. :( Anyway, I honestly didn't like 'I Think Ur A Contra' very much at all, though hearing it made me curious as to how that would give you inspiration for The Lost Saint. As for 'Trigga Hiccup', I loved it! And I realize I am badly behind on posts, but I am determined to catch up. Someday.

Germaine Dulac said...

Nice songs. :) I especially like Vampire Weekend. Sad, but kind of soothing too (the video is strangely fascinating...)

And I hope you have a great launch party! Sadly, I am a Californian without a car. At least I'll have TLS to keep me company. :)