20 matches

Chris Wirsig’s ’20 Matches’ score is fittingly dark and eerie

San Francisco-based musician Chris Wirsig serves as one half of the noire-pop outfit no:carrier, but he’s dabbled in countless other endeavors as well. One recently most impressive includes composing the appropriately unsettling score for Mark Tapio Kines’ short film, titled 20 Matches, which was funded at a whopping 712% of its original $1,000 goal through […]

ryan adams

Ryan Adams Plays New Song Live, Set To Score Upcoming Al Pacino Film

What a year for Ryan Adams, right? Rock-n-roll’s most humble saving grace has been doing great things in 2014, and has delivered some excellent new music while he’s at it. The latest in his recent run of Pax-Am singles is almost here, and judging by a recent performance, it’s a good one. The new song is the […]

Almost Sunrise

Members of Wilco and Cibo Matto to Score ‘Almost Sunrise’ Documentary

Award-winning director Michael Collins is working on a new documentary titled Almost Sunrise about the struggle to overcome the effects of war, and Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto are hopping on board to do the score. Almost Sunrise follows Tom and Anthony, two Iraq war veterans, Tom and Anthony, on their 2,700-mile […]

Under the Skin Poster

Stream Gorgeous Scores by Clint Mansell (‘Noah’) and Mica Levi (‘Under the Skin’) Now

Once tomorrow hits, there are two big films hitting theaters that could become blockbusters. Well, at least if they’re based on their gorgeous scores. First up is Clint Mansell’s score for Noah, the biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky. It comes out tomorrow, but the score is up on Spotify for streaming now. It doesn’t […]


Stream Alfonso Cuarón’s Score for ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s latest space-thriller Gravity has been getting a ton of hype. Tons of outlets are calling it one of the most intense, unique film-going experiences of the year. Well today, we’re pleased to share with you a stream of the score from one of the UTG office’s most anticipated films of the year. Scored […]


Scene & Heard: ‘Man of Steel’

Writing about Man of Steel now, even in the wake of that Comic-Con announcement, feels almost belated. Until the revelation that Superman would be teaming up with his comic book cohort Batman for the sequel, it seemed that buzz had died down on the film (and unsurprisingly so, as it turned out to be a […]

Man of Steel

Stream Hans Zimmer’s Entire ‘Man Of Steel’ Score

Zack Snyder’s Superman adaptation, Man Of Steel, arrives in theaters this Friday and like any film scored by award-winning German compsoser, Hans Zimmer, the music accompanying Clark Kent’s story will be one of the best parts of the film hands down. If you’re not familiar with Hans Zimmer’s name, trust that he has likely contributed […]


Take a Wonderful Look into the Making of the Music of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Regardless of your thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness (here is what we had to say), one thing is for certain: the score behind the film is absolutely gorgeous. Today we are excited to share with you a short 7-minute behind the scenes documentary about recording the score for the film. We get to see […]

Great Gatsby Soundtrack Cover Art

STREAM: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

Today we are excited to share with you the complete soundtrack for Buz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, available to stream now courtesy of NPR. The album has songs from all of your favorites, including Lana Del Ray, Jay-Z, Nero, Florence + The Machine, and much more. The Great Gatsby comes out on May 10, so […]

The Gaslight Anthem 2012

Original Score For The Gaslight Anthem’s Short Film Released

The original score for the short film that The Gaslight Anthem unveiled in February, Every Word Handwritten, has been released on iTunes. The fifteen minute film was co-written and produced by drummer Benny Horowitz and directed by Kevin Slack. “It wasn’t some gigantic Radiohead conceptual-brainchild thing,” the Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz told Rolling Stone. Every Word Handwritten […]

The Hobbit

Stream the First Track from ‘The Hobbit’ Score, List of Theaters Showing 48FPS Released

It’s a great day in the Shire today! We are so excited to share with you a track off of the score from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, created by legendary composer Howard Shore. The song titled  “Radagast the Brown” is beautiful, but let’s be honest, we knew it was going to be great before we […]



Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies […]