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Country Club Records: "THE LAST PORNO SHOW" music by Devon Goldberg and performed by Morricone Youth


Country Club Records will release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the dark comedy The Last Porno Show from director Kire Paputts, which was an official selection at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and After Hours selection at the 2019 Torino Film Festival. The original score is composed and arranged by Devon Goldberg and performed by Morricone Youth. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on July 31, to coincide with the film’s VOD release. The limited edition 150g black vinyl is available now via Light in the Attic Records, Revolver/Midheaven, and morriconeyouth.com.
 
The score was performed by the live film score band Morricone Youth, with assistance from Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings), Sean McCaul (Philip Glass Ensemble), Karen Waltuch (JG Thirlwell, Jim O’Rourke) and Scott Hollingsworth (World Inferno Friendship Society). Morricone Youth is a collective of musicians formed in New York City in 1999 with the mission statement to compose and re-interpret "music written for the moving image."
 
Devon Goldberg on crafting the score: "The director Kire Paputts had a specific sound in mind, but was much more focused on what he did not want for each theme and cue. We discussed from the beginning, a soundtrack release in conjunction with the film, which might have helped push the score into a more melodic and upbeat direction in telling the story. I assumed he'd want a dark, intense and maybe even heavier score based on the film's edgy content when, in fact, he preferred the opposite; a sweet, playful and at times anthemic score, to counterbalance the visuals on screen and represent the soul of the characters.  As vibraphones became a big part of the instrumentation, it was particularly exciting to work with Sean McCaul who has performed on a number of Philip Glass scores.  Additionally, recording upstate in the Catskills afforded me the opportunity to reconnect with some old musician friends including former bandmate Cochemea Gastelum to cover the sax and flutes."
 
ABOUT THE LAST PORNO SHOW... Written and directed by Kire Paputts, The Last Porno Show features first-time actors, exhibitionists and obscure but beloved Toronto artists to tell an unforgettable father-son story through the lens of obsession, pornography and identity crises.  Struggling method actor Wayne (Nathanael Chadwick) inherits the city’s last porno cinema from his estranged father.  While initially hesitant to embrace the theater, Wayne quickly realizes that closing its doors is not as easy as he had hoped.  Instead, Wayne finds himself working to keep the struggling theater alive, and it’s not long before he is sucked into the world from which his father tried so hard to protect him.  Soon he finds himself in a downward spiral as his sense of identity falls into a seedy fantasy world surrounded by former porn actors, half-naked theater patrons and exploitative personalities.
 
Kire Paputts is an award-winning Toronto-based producer and director whose first feature film The Rainbow Kid (distributed by A71) had its world premiere at TIFF 2015.  The Last Pogo Jumps Again, a 2012 documentary co-directed with Colin Brunton (Schitt’s Creek) about Toronto’s first wave punk scene, was recently re-released on DVD by Screamin' Banshee.  Kire's shorts have screened internationally at film festivals such as TIFF, SXSW, VIFF and The Edinburgh International Film Festival.  For more information, please visit: lastpornoshow.com.
 
ABOUT DEVON GOLDBERG... Devon Goldberg is a New York City-based composer, producer, musician and the music director/founder of Morricone Youth which performs and records live scores to silent films and midnight movies and reinterprets film and television music in live settings. Devon has been a bandleader, DJ and avid soundtrack record collector since the mid-1980s performing and recording with the likes of Creedle (Cargo/Headhunter), aMiniature (Restless), rust (Atlantic), Glenn Branca (Atavistic), Rhys Chatham (Nonesuch), Rob Crow (Joyful Noise) and Pretendo (Country Club), and produces and hosts “Morricone Island,” a weekly film and television soundtrack radio program on WFMU 91.1 FM (originally founded in 2007 on East Village Radio). 
 
Devon began music studies as a child on piano before switching to guitar in his early teens to form Las Vegas hardcore punk band Abeyance (with Morricone Youth’s John Castro) who opened for touring bands from all over North America and releasing three cassettes. Moving to California to attend the University of California San Diego, he studied jazz improvisation with Jimmy Cheatham and private studies with Sandy DeVito. At such time, he became integrated in San Diego’s independent music scene performing, recording and touring with a number of bands including Creedle, aMiniature, rust and Holy Love Snakes before moving to New York City in 1998.

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