If you’ve heard of The Shins, it’s likely (nay, inevitably) true that tightly knit into your pathways for musical discovery sit Zach Braff and his 2004 film Garden State. Sure, maybe you didn’t hear “New Slang” for the first time through Natalie Portman’s headphones, but that always-in-the-know, norm-before-normcore friend of yours probably did. The Garden State OST, Braff’s self-proclaimed ‘life soundtrack,’ eventually sold over 1.3 million copies and won a grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.
Now, for his new film, and on top of compiling another astounding soundtrack, Braff requested original songs from a handful of artists, including The Shins and Bon Iver. You can head over to NPR to hear “Heavenly Father” and read a little bit about its inception as well.
If, as I expect it will, Bon Iver’s new track whets your appetite for more, you can have a listen to “So Now What?” by the Shins and check out the track listing for the film’s OST in full below.
Wish I Was Here OST
1. The Shins – So Now What
2. Gary Jules – Broke Window
3. Radical Face – The Mute
4. Hozier – Cherry Wine (Live)
5. Bon Iver – Holocene
6. Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
7. Jump Little Children – Mexico
8. Cat Power & Coldplay – Wish I Was Here
9. Allie Moss– Wait It Out
10. Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
11. Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
12. Bon Iver – Heavenly Father
13. Aaron Embry – Raven’s Song
14. The Weepies – Mend
15. The Head and the Heart – No One To Let You Down