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Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox to release soundtrack for Teenage documentary

At the end of 2012, it was announced that Deerhunter / Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox had provided the score to the forthcoming documentary Teenage. Now, with the film finally hitting theaters nationwide next month, Cox’s soundtrack has been given a March 11th release date from Cinereach Music.

Based off the 30-second previews now available on Amazon, the 17-track effort proves to be an eclectic repersentation of Cox’s career, running the musical gamut from lo-fi dub to ambient music to trippy electronic soundscapes and beyond. While Cox’s musical constructs aren’t exactly the archetypal soundtrack for the normative teenage experience, his unmitigated experimentalism does have a kind of youthful exuberance. In addition to Cox’s compositions, the soundtrack features a song called “Kate”, a post-punk anthem written in the ’80s by then-12-year-old singer Chandra.

Directed by Matt Wolf, Teenage is based off the Jon Savage’s 2007 book Teenage: The Prehistory of Youth Culture 1875-1945. According to its website, the film is “an unconventional historical film about the invention of teenagers,” one which “reveals the pre-history of modern teenagers and the struggle between adults and adolescents to define youth.” Wolf worked with a wealth of archival material and also directed 16mm recreations with modern actors that were based on actual diaries. Savage also wrote the screenplay.

Teenage hits theaters nationwide on March 14th. Check out the trailer below, followed by the soundtrack’s tracklist.

Teenage Original Soundtrack Tracklist:

01. Natural Harp Monitor
2. Skeleton Disk Loop
03. Snow on Cape Bradford Cox
04. New Prairie Blackout Pattern
05. Canopy
06. Daphne Duck
07. Harlem Crepescular
08. Paprika Expose
09. Pastel Ruins
10. Milk Glass Metronome
11. Planetarium
12. Doctor October
13. Chandra – “Kate”
14. Wireless Fantasy No. 1
15. Dream Logic
16. Spanish Plastic
17. VHS Dream (Teenage)