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Sony Music Masterworks: "THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES" music by MARK MOTHERSBAUGH


Sony Music Masterworks today releases THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by prolific composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of DEVO MARK MOTHERSBAUGH.  Now available everywhere, the album includes score music written by Mothersbaugh for the animated film, which follows an eccentric family in the middle of the robot apocalypse.  The soundtrack is the latest in a longstanding creative partnership between Mothersbaugh and film producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, having previously worked together on titles like The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and more.  Included within the 36-track collection is a new original song from Australian singer-songwriter ALEX LAHEY entitled “On My Way” – listen to the uplifting, indie-pop anthem here.  Featuring the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman, The Mitchells vs. The Machines is now streaming globally only on Netflix.

Of the soundtrack, composer MARK MOTHERSBAUGH says, “Just thinking about working on this film during a once-in-a-century, world-wide pandemic makes you want to draw correlations between the story of the film and what was happening in this world (the so-called real world).  Doing so really gave everything more meaning and added gravitas to an already amazing project to begin with. I will always remember this film for the added attention the pandemic allowed the directors and producers to bring to it, as we were able to work on an extended schedule.  It gave us the rare chance to play with the parts, to get them just the way we wanted them and to make a dang-near perfect film!”

“’On My Way' is a song about new beginnings. I really wanted to capture Katie's sense of urgency to grow up and expand her horizons while still being grateful of where she has come from and the people that have gotten her where she is.  It's that push and pull of being on a path towards something new and exciting while remembering and celebrating what you're leaving behind.  I think that is something we can all relate to.  'On My Way' is one of my favorite songs I have ever worked on and I am so happy it has found a home in the wild world of the Mitchells,” adds singer-songwriter ALEX LAHEY of her inclusion on the soundtrack.

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award®-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.

Directed by Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls), produced by Oscar® winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and Kurt Albrecht, and featuring the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, and Oscar® winner Olivia Colman, The Mitchells vs. The Machines is about embracing the things that make us unique, learning what it means to be human in a world increasingly filled with technology, and holding tight to the people most important to you when the unexpected hits.

Mark Mothersbaugh is a GRAMMY® and Emmy®-nominated composer, producer, designer and visual artist whose work has become part of the pop culture consciousness. He started his career as co-creator and front man for the seminal New Wave band DEVO. Their Brian Eno/David Bowie-produced debut album “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” went Gold and “Freedom of Choice” went Platinum. In recent years, he has transformed into an award-winning composer for film and television. His credits include a range of projects from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, The Lego Movie, Tiger King, In and Of Itself and Thor: Ragnarok. He’s had particular success with animation on the Hotel Transylvania franchise, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Willoughbys and The Croods: A New Age.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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