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Low's Sparhawk, Parker on Soundtrack

Catherine Lewis reports:
Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low have recorded music for the opening and closing credits for The Mothman Prophecies, a film directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" video) and starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Shane Callahan, and Debra Messing. Read it again. That's right: Debra Messing. Messing. Aren't they supposed to change that shit in Hollywood? Sure, you remember it, but what?

Meanwhile, back at the news story, the film is a romantic sci-fi thriller about a Washington newspaper reporter (Gere) who travels to a small town in West Virginia after the death of his wife (Messing.) to investigate strange reports, such as winged creatures ("mothmen") and psychic visions ("prophecies").

The Mothman Prophecies is based on the "true" events in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, as chronicled in John Keel's book of the same title. The film will be released January 25th, 2002. Its soundtrack will feature Sparhawk and Parker's work, as well as eight new songs by King Black Acid and songs by Glen Branca. It will be released on Lakeshore/Will Records, and soon.

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.: Originally published: 17 January 2002
.: Items mentioned above on The Mothman Prophecies DVD (2002); The Mothman Prophecies Soundtrack (2002); Things We Lost in the Fire (Low, 2001).