As important as comics and videogames are to the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, music also plays an instrumental role (please excuse that horrible, horrible pun). Pilgrim himself is the bassist for a band called Sex Bob-omb, along with friends Stephen Stills and Kim Pine, and at least two of the major battle scenes in Edgar Wright's film will take place while the band is on stage. Hence, you can probably expect a fairly kick-ass soundtrack and now that the album listing has been announced you can judge for yourself.
Pitchfork has gotten its hands on the 19-track list and it certainly contains some great stuff, with artists contributing multiple tracks. Featuring single tracks from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Black Lips, and Plumtree, the most notable parts of the album are the songs by SEX BOB-OMB, which were composed for the film by alternative rocker Beck (with the actors providing the vocals) and three songs by Broken Social Scene (though they are credited twice as Crash and the Boys).
The soundtrack is set to drop on August 10, three days prior to the film. Check out the full list below and, while you wait to experience the awesomeness that is Scott Pilgrim, perhaps you can help numb the cravings with a few iTunes purchases.
01 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "We Are SEX BOB-OMB"
02 Plumtree: "Scott Pilgrim"
03 Frank Black: "I Heard Ramona Sing"
04 Beachwood Sparks: "By Your Side"
05 Black Lips: "O Katrina!"
06 Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad"
07 Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene): "We Hate You Please Die"
08 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Garbage Truck"
09 T. Rex: "Teenage Dream"
10 The Bluetones: "Sleazy Bed Track"
11 Blood Red Shoes: "It's Getting Boring by the Sea"
12 Metric: "Black Sheep"
13 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Threshold"
14 Broken Social Scene: "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl"
15 The Rolling Stones: "Under My Thumb"
16 Beck: "Ramona (Acoustic)"
17 Beck: "Ramona"
18 SEX BOB-OMB (Beck): "Summertime"
19 Brian LeBarton: "Threshold 8 Bit"