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Two Mid-70′s Fervor Tunes In The Official Soundtrack Of The Spectacular Now

spectacular_nowThe Spectacular Now, a teen relationship drama from Smashed director James Ponsoldt, made a big splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and included two unreleased vintage tracks from the Fervor vault.

Well now the film is showing in theaters nationwide, and an official soundtrack drops next week, featuring the two Fervor artist cuts.

With a cast of legends and rising stars (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shailene Woodley) and a screenplay written by the same team that delivered the hit 500 Days Of Summer, there is a lot of buzz surrounding this John Hughes-esque coming of age film….and Fervor is in the thick of it with two classic  1970′s rock tunes from the archives.

One of the Fervor selections is Farming Man (1976) by the Tennessee River Crooks, which has that unmistakable Southern Rock sound, a la The Allman Brothers.

From the other side of the mid-70′s rock coin, audiences will also hear The Riff (1977) by New York Punk godfathers, Just Water, who were regulars at CBGB’s and contemporaries of The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie and more.

Both tracks, which were previously commercially unavailable, are slated to be released on the film’s official soundtrack, available on iTunes Tuesday, August 20th.

PHOTOS

1: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Miles Tippet (Footloose) in The Spectacular Now

2: Just Water

 

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The Spectacular Now Splashes Sundance With Just Water and Tennessee River Crooks

The Spectacular Now, a teen relationship drama from Smashed director James Ponsoldt, has already made a big splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, according to IndieWire.com.  With a bit of a bidding war amongst indie film distributors, A24 Films has emerged as the winner, slating the Tim Tharp book adaptation for a summer release.

With a cast of legends and rising stars (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shailene Woodley) and a screenplay written by the same team that delivered the hit 500 Days Of Summer, there is a lot of buzz surrounding this John Hughes-esque coming of age film….and Fervor is in the thick of it with two classic  1970′s rock tunes from the archives.

One of the Fervor selections is Farming Man (1976) by the Tennessee River Crooks, which has that unmistakable Southern Rock sound, a la The Allman Brothers.

From the other side of the mid-70′s rock coin, audiences will also hear The Riff (1977) by New York Punk godfathers, Just Water, who were regulars at CBGB’s and contemporaries of The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie and more.

Both tracks are available on the official film soundtrack, available on iTunes August 20th.

PHOTOS

1: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Miles Tippet (Footloose) in The Spectacular Now

2: Just Water

 

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Sundance 2013, Chock Full of Fervor

Sundance Film Festival 2013

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, UT..and is chock full of Fervor Vintage Masters.

Four official selections that will be featured this weekend at the critically acclaimed independent fest contain authentic recordings of yesteryear, plucked from the Fervor vaults.

We Are What We AreWe Are What We Are, the US remake of the Mexican horror film “Somos lo que Hay” includes two cuts from the Fervor Records release Vintage Country, 1957-1969.  “I’ll Pretend” (Glen Morris) and Tommy Strange’s “It Was Me That Made Her Bad”.  The film also has a choice pick from the archives, Eddie Eldon’s “A Child Alone”.

A Single ShotA Single Shot, a gritty drama with William H. Macy, also grabbed tracks from the Vintage Country disc.  Two more from Tommy Strange (“My Tears Run Backwards” and “One More Time”), as well as the lonely classic “A Shade Of Difference” by the late great Bozo Darnell.

The Spectacular Now (book cover)The Spectacular Now, a film adaptation of the Tim Tharp novel, includes a couple unreleased 70′s rock songs from the archives.  The Tennessee River Crooks’ “Farming Man” and Just Water’s “The Riff” made it into this highly anticipated indie release.

Prince Avalanche (still) And finally, Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, is slated to premiere at Sundance too..and this one has a 1981 track from Phoenix’s own Loosely Tight, the track is “Loud And Restless”, which can be found on the Fervor Records release The Best of Loosely Tight.

This is the second year in a row that Fervor has had cuts in numerous official Sundance selections, and hopefully won’t be the last.

 

 

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