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Mastodon, The Hold Steady Feel The ‘Hunger Force’

The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped for the soundtrack to the upcoming Cartoon Network film, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.” Slated for an April 13 release via Williams Street, the compilation will feature sound bites from the movie, plus a cover of the Cartoon Network’s “Aqua Teen” theme song crafted by rap veteran Schoolly D.

Killer Mike, Unearth, Master Shake, 9lb Hammer, Early Man, Brass Castle, Insane-o-Flex and MC Chris are also included on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack.” All tracks are previously unreleased material, with exception of the Hold Steady’s “Girls Like Status.”

The animated movie is the network’s first film release from its Adult Swim programs and is set to premiere April 13 via First Look Pictures.

In other Mastodon news, the metal group is taking to the road for a series of small club tour dates, kicking off on March 19 at the White Rabbit in San Antonio. As previously reported, the group is also scheduled to perform at this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival.

Brooklyn-based the Hold Steady will return to the United States from Europe early next month to tour through March 22.
(via Billboard)