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WEDNESDAY Soundtrack and Score for Upcoming COMIC BOOK!

Lakeshore Records will release the WEDNESDAY companion soundtrack and score albums digitally on September 18, 2015.  Both albums feature contributions from various bands and guest performers. The soundtrack album contains original music from Daniel Davies (Year Long Disaster) and Geno Lenardo (Filter, Device), including the lead single ‘K So by Daniel Davies released earlier this year.  WEDNESDAY is written and illustrated by John Bergin (FROM INSIDE).

“I love the concept of comic book soundtracks. Every comic book I’ve written or illustrated also included a suggested soundtrack in the index,” said Bergin.  “I can even say I may be the first person to score a comic! In the early 1990’s I wrote and recorded a score for The Crow graphic novel.”

John Bergin’s life has been spent creating art as both a writer/illustrator of comics and a musician, most notably in the band Trust Obey. After writing/illustrating the comic ASHES, Bergin went to Tundra (the publishing company founded by Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who published Bergin’s graphic novel FROM INSIDE in 1994.  At the same time, Trust Obey was signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records. Towing both artistic lines, Bergin created numerous graphic novels, while simultaneously working on musical projects including a WARHAMMER 40K score, Tertium Non Data (featuring Pam Bricker of Thievery Corp), Lolo, and Blackmouth (with Jarboe of Swans).

In 2008 Bergin adapted FROM INSIDE to screen.  The animated feature played the festival circuit from 2008-2010 – earning numerous awards including Best Animated Film at SITGES. In 2014 From Inside was released with an original score by legendary electronic music pioneer, Gary Numan.

WEDNESDAY marks a stylistic change for Bergin, who is usually associated with dark and gloomy work. The story is told from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl living in a post-apocalyptic world. The book features larger-than-life characters, vibrant colors, pulse-pounding action, and humor. Bergin has coined the phrase “Pop-apocalypse” to describe the comic.

Bergin turned to Daniel Davies and Geno Lenardo to compose the soundtrack for Wednesday.  “Daniel and Geno are incredibly versatile musicians,” said Bergin. “Their work that you may be familiar with sounds heavy and dark. The I, Frankenstein soundtrack, John Carpenter’s new album, Filter, and Device for example… but I heard a playfulness and sensitivity in their music that I thought would be a great fit for Wednesday.”  A musician himself, Bergin also contributed to the WEDNESDAY score album.

WEDNESDAY Original Comic Book Soundtrack

01 ‘K So - Daniel Davies
02 Feels So Good - Geno Lenardo feat. Aly Jados
03 Lost In A Love - Daniel Davies
04 Desert Ride - KYBD
05 Somewhere Better Than Here - Geno Lenardo feat. Nina Bergman
06 Barracuda - Geno Lenardo feat. Mlny
07 Endless World - Daniel Davies

08 One Day - Geno Lenardo feat. Aly Jados
09 Teenage Mechanics - John Bergin feat. KYBD
10 That’s The Kick - Daniel Davies feat. Tessa De Nicola
11 Hunt You Down - Geno Lenardo feat. Nina Bergman
12 Killer Sock Monkeys - John Bergin feat. Dustin Blegstad
13 Tricky Driver - Daniel Davies
Wednesday (Original Comic Book Score):

01 The True Story Of Wednesday - Daniel Davies
02 Wasteland - John Bergin
03 Here They Come - John Bergin feat. Defrag Taiko
04 Satellite - Daniel Davies
05 Rat Attack/Blixa Rises - Daniel Davies & Geno Lenardo
06 Never Let Her Go - Daniel Davies & Geno Lenardo
07 The Birth Of Tiny Deadly Machines - John Bergin
08 The Swarm - Geno Lenardo
09 Wednesday’s Alcove - Daniel Davies
10 Downshift - Haauk feat. John Bergin
11 Sock Monkeys - Corridor feat. John Bergin
12 Escape From Escape - John Bergin feat. Crime Lords of 1982
13 Wednesday Captured - Daniel Davies
14 The Scrapyard Burns - Daniel Davies
15 Sledgehammer Battle - Geno Lenardo
16 Makita - Geno Lenardo
17 Sock Monkeys Save Wednesday - Geno Lenardo

Stompbox13 presents WEDNESDAY Book 1, currently available wherever comics are sold. WEDNESDAY (Original Comic Book Soundtrack) and the WEDNESDAY (Original Comic Book Score) from Lakeshore Records will be available digitally on September 18, 2015.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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