(March 29, 2011- Los Angeles,CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Ceremony — Original MotionPicture Soundtrack available digitally and in stores on April 12, 2011. The soundtrack features original music by Eric D. Johnson (of the Fruit Bats)and songs by General Public, Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Eric Burdon & TheAnimals and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.
Eric D. Johnson is a singer/songwriter and sole permanent member of the Fruit Bats. In 2000 Eric joined Califone and Perishable Records. Through tours and relationships with artists like Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine, and The Shins, the Fruit Bats signed with Sub Pop Records. Johnson hascontinued playing both with other bands and with the Fruit Bats. In addition to composing the music for Ceremony, Johnson has also composed the music for the upcoming film My Idiot Brother.
In addition to the original score by Johnson, the soundtrack features Pete Townsend (“La La La Lies”), Ringo Starr (“It Don’t Come Easy”), Van Dykes Parks (“Plots and Entrees”), EzraKoenig of Vampire Weekend (“Papa Hobo”) and Eric Burdon & The Animals(“Good Times”).
Ceremony marks the film debut of writer/director Max Winkler(son of Henry Winkler). “The songs inside are very dear to me,” saidWinkler. “They have accompanied me every step in the journey of this movie, from when it was nothing more than a tiny idea kicking around in my head till now.”
Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker (Lee Pace). But it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with the filmmaker’s fiancée, Zoe (Uma Thurman), and that his true intention isto thwart their impending nuptials. As Sam’s plan begins to unravel, he isforced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.