Monday, September 20, 2010

Lone Star "Pilot": What About Bob?

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the stress level of your DVR), the new crop of fall TV series isn't that good this year. So, saying Lone Star is the best drama of the new season isn't the high praise it would be most years. The cast is littered with pretty people, like a CW show for adults, but it's also fairly ambitious for network television. James Wolk's Bob is like Kyle Chandler Jr (when he kisses Adrianne "Tyra" Palicki, it felt a little creepy) and Olympia-native Eloise Mumford is a breath of fresh air (a young Ellen Pompeo?).

Speaking of Mumford, one of the stars of the pilot is our old favorite indie English folk act Mumford & Sons, who have three songs in key places throughout the episode. Also gracing the soundtrack are Rogue Wave, Jose Gonzalez, Cold War Kids and the song HBO is currently using in promos, The Antlers' "Kettering."

Playlist: Lone Star - Episode 1.01
1. "Eyes" - Rogue Wave [download]
2. "The Cave" - Mumford & Sons [download]
3. "Little Lion Man" - Mumford & Sons [download]
4. "Hang Me Up to Dry" - Cold War Kids [download]
5. "Heartbeats" - Jose Gonzalez [download]
6. "When the Curtain Calls for You" - Jonathan Fire*Eater [album]
7. "Kettering" - The Antlers [download]
8. "Awake My Soul" - Mumford & Sons [download]

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons at Sasquatch! Music Festival, 2010


carol said...

I have been trying to find a list of the songs from the pilot for days! (Okay, since Monday). Thanks!

drake lelane said...

glad to be of help... enjoy the series while it lasts. sounds like it's already on the chopping block thanks to miniscule viewership.

venator said...

Thanks for the list!
mindblowing sountrack, cool pilot.
Lets hope for a miracolous escape from the ICU :)

yourblindspot said...

I think the track you're missing is Jonathan Fire*Eater's 'When The Curtain Calls For You' (not couting that piano bar version of Thelonius Monk's 'Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are' that plays during the oil company party -- closest I could find to the same tempo and vibe is Renato Sellani's version from the 'Plays Monk' album).

Man, I hope the suits don't cancel this show...

drake lelane said...

thanks P.Y. - great catch.

I knew I'd heard the song before... perhaps it's time to invest in some Shazam!