NEW ISH: Bon Iver records new music for Zach Braff’s new movie – “Heavenly Father”

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Part of the 'Wish I Was Here' soundtrack

NPR Music has a new track up from Bon Iver, a song recorded for the upcoming movie Wish I Was Here which is Zach Braff’s “follow-up” to Garden State. The soundtrack is the thing of music blogger dreams with tracks from The Shins, The Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, plus a track that Cat Power and Coldplay recorded together.

The bigger surprise was getting Justin Vernon to pull out the Bon Iver moniker again to record new music; maybe this isn’t the last of them after all.

As the music supervisor, Mary Ramos helped choose the music for the new film. She flew to Wisconsin to screen a rough-cut of the film for Justin Vernon and his brother Nate late one night in their living room. … “Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.”

Here’s the tracklist for the film’s soundtrack.

wish i was here soundtrack art

1. The Shins – So Now What
2. Gary Jules – Broke Window
3. Radical Face – The Mute
4. Hozier – Cherry Wine (Live)
5. Bon Iver – Holocene
6. Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
7. Jump Little Children – Mexico
8. Cat Power & Coldplay – Wish I Was Here
9. Allie Moss– Wait It Out
10. Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
11. Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
12. Bon Iver – Heavenly Father
13. Aaron Embry – Raven’s Song
14. The Weepies – Mend
15. The Head and the Heart – No One To Let You Down