From Indiewire today:
In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, it may be hard to remember that a lot of really good movies are on the horizon, and one picture that made our honorable mentions roundup in our 2013: The Best Films Of The Year…So Far list was “The Spectacular Now,” from “Smashed” director James Ponsoldt. And with the movie on the way, we’ve got an exclusive listen to one of the many winning elements of the film, the score by Rob Simonsen (“The Way Way Back,” “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World“).
Starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, “The Spectacular Now” follows the blossoming romance between Aimee (Woodley), and the popular yet aimless Sutter (Teller). As you’ll hear in the track “Paper Route” from the score, Simonsen nicely captures the tenor of the film, which bounces from melancholy to something a bit lighter on its feet. It’s a movie we called “a valuable and honest film that’s worth the investment,” when we saw it at Sundance, and needless to say, it’s one we recommend tracking down this summer.
“The Spectacular Now” opens on August 2nd, with the soundtrack arriving on digital outlets on July 30th. Full details for the release are below along with the exclusive listen of “Paper Route.”
Album out tomorrow! Pre-order it here: http://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack