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Listen: Jarvis Cocker, Robyn + Joseph Mount (Metronomy), and Sébastien Tellier Songs from Partisan

Songs Released Under Pseudonyms as Part of the Film Partisan, Which is Scored by Oneohtrix Point Never

Sep 30, 2015 Sebastian Tellier Bookmark and Share

The indie film Partisan won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, opens in New York this Friday, and is released on DVD October 14. Oneohtrix Point Never scored the movie, but several other notable musicians (Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle, Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Robyn, and Sébastien Tellier) contributed to the soundtrack under pseudonyms. Purposefully cheesy videos for those songs were released awhile back but seemed to go fairly unnoticed until Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork posted them yesterday. Each video features the lyrics karaoke-style, which seems to tie into the film, which includes a scene where the characters sing some of these songs via karaoke.

Jarvis Cocker and Jason Buckle (of All Seeing I) have teamed up as Spann N the Werx for “Friday Night.” The song sounds very much like Cocker and Buckle’s Relaxed Muscle project circa 2003. Its video features a couple dancing to the song and feels very ‘80s.

Joseph Mount of Metronomy and Robyn duet together as Tony Primo and Nixxie for “The Hardest Thing to Do.” Its video features a couple on the run from a cop in the woods.

Then Sébastien Tellier becomes Albert Mondo for the curiously titled “I Eat It at Home.” Its video features an Asian girl who is confronted by a dreamy knight.

Partisan stars Vincent Cassel and Jeremy Chabriel and is described as such: “Raised to become an assassin, a boy begins to question the ways of the cult-like commune he was born into in this Sundance award-winning thriller. On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander lives in a sequestered commune, alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader Gregori (Vincent Cassel, Black Swan). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community, and how to kill. Threatened by Alexander’s increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori’s behavior turns erratic and with the two set dangerously at odds, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand.”

Watch the three videos below, followed by the film’s trailer.


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