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The Moldy Peaches

The Moldy Peaches

Date: Apr 07 2008

Themes: Alternative, Music, Pop Culture

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With lyrics that are as sweet as they are nerdy, the band Moldy
Peaches
was the perfect fit for the movie Juno. When asked, “What music do you think Juno would listen to?” leading actress Ellen Page said that her character would listen to Moldy Peaches.

Director Jason Reitman then sought out the music and proceeded to weave the music in throughout the movie. Songs from Kimya Dawson and her band Moldy Peaches are speckled throughout the movie.

The final scene ends with the lead characters singing the Moldy Peaches song “Anyone Else But You.” Ellen Page and Michael Cera sing “we sure are cute for two ugly people,” a fitting line for a couple of characters who are commonly made fun of in the movie. It would be hard to imagine a better soundtrack for this quirky film.

Dialog

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Beren

Beren

Jason

Jason

Beren:  You know that movie Juno?

Jason:  Yeah.

Beren:  Do you know the soundtrack?

Jason:  A little bit. It’s got Moldy Peaches on it, right?

Beren:  Yeah, totally. Moldy Peaches. I haven’t heard that name in so long.

Jason:  Oh yeah, really? You used to…

Beren:  Oh yeah. A couple of years at least. They kinda…Well, they broke up.

Jason:  Oh, they did.

Beren:  Or at least they went on like a really long hiatus. Cause I know Adam Green had a solo album come out and then Kimya Dawson has had a couple of solo albums come out.

Jason:  But so the music on the soundtrack is new Moldy Peaches or is it just like their music has experienced a resurgence because it’s on a soundtrack?

Beren:  It’s all old Moldy Peaches. I don’t know if Kimya did a couple of new tracks. I think, she might have. I actually don’t own the soundtrack, but I have heard it a couple of times at work. I think she did a couple of new tracks, but some of it is like her and Adam singing together. So that’s the older stuff. Like the duet.

Jason:  But that’s cool that it’s getting a whole new life now that it’s on a big soundtrack.

Beren:  Yeah. It’s crazy. It is really surprising. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the actress who plays Juno, Ellen Page, like hand picked the songs that meant a lot to her and she is like a huge Moldy Peaches fan.

Jason:  But also maybe it has something to do with that the sort of freak folk thing is like big now with Devendra Banhart.

Beren:  Yeah, totally!

 

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Discussion

Beren has loved the Moldy Peaches for years. Since Jason doesn’t seem to know much about them, she tells him a little the band’s history, their break-up and solo albums.

The band broke up in 2004 and they never thought they would be this popular. Years after their break-up, Moldy Peaches is a broken band with a number one Billboard song and no plans to reunite. It is kinda sad, but sweet like their anti-folk music.

If your life was a movie, what band would you get to do the soundtrack?

 

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mercysmerlin

Dominican Republic

if MY LIFE WAS A MOVIE I WOULD CHOOSE KAMELOT


 

03:52 PM Jun 14 2011 |

fjoan

fjoan

China

If my life is a movie,I think light music suits me best~

08:46 AM Apr 10 2008 |

Maryjuli

Maryjuli

Colombia

i would get OASIS to do the soundtrack. They're awesome.

12:53 AM Apr 09 2008 |

j.ion

j.ion

Thailand

exactly it would be Arctic Monkeys do me a soundtrack :

06:41 AM Apr 08 2008 |

pengquanyao

China

I love beyond which are the best band for good!

06:05 AM Apr 08 2008 |

bahaa_diab

bahaa_diab

Syrian Arab Republic

idonot know about this band but i will research for it …

05:13 PM Apr 07 2008 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

i get to know few about this band,i get impressive on the track “anyone else but you” i think it tend to be fork genre….
i will specke the “hey there delilah” throughout my life.
which fills full with romantics,sweeties,faiths,and so on.and the lyric is memorable!!! it’s kinda guity-pleasure to fuss up that i always consider myself as Delilah when i listen to this track.it’s pretty nice!!!

04:14 PM Apr 07 2008 |

Wuxingjane

China

Can not open the streaming audio, please fix it.

04:00 PM Apr 07 2008 |

evaoscar

evaoscar

China

I can’t open the recording. What’s a pity.>_< I read it to myself and consult dictionary to understand.

03:36 PM Apr 07 2008 |

evaoscar

evaoscar

China

If my life was a movie,I wish the soundtrack is lovely ,not so sweet,but warm. Even confronted something made me sad,I still think every thing will be better tomorrow.

I never heard about the moldy peachs before ,so I try to find the song "Anyone else but you". If you want to listen to the song too,you can find it at http://podcast.blog.webs-tv.net/m/1861418

03:31 PM Apr 07 2008 |

Álida

Álida

Brazil

If my life was a movie, I'd like that Whitney Houston culd sing the soundtrack.

03:30 PM Apr 07 2008 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

l am not sure about the name of band!!! l love supretramp

02:36 PM Apr 07 2008 |

izam8480

izam8480

Malaysia

hey, I'd like the movie and sountrack

05:59 AM Apr 07 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Deffinitely i would get Boyz 2 Men to do the soundtrack

05:25 AM Apr 07 2008 |

dia_nna29

dia_nna29

Malaysia

hey guys, Just need to know… how do we categorize this Moldy Peaches music ? Yeah.. is quirky, nerdy, sweet at same time. But what genre is it ? Can anyone help me? Beren, do you know? You seem to be a huge fan.. 

04:28 AM Apr 07 2008 |

aquamarine jenny

France

hey everybody

01:54 AM Apr 07 2008 |

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