Even after its initial release, the indie film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On continues to hold a special place in the hearts of those who watched it. This endearing story follows the adventures of the articulate and adorable Marcel (voiced by Jenny Slate) as he tries to unravel the mystery of his family’s disappearance. One of the key elements that enhances this delightful journey is the tender soundtrack, which is now receiving an exciting vinyl release exclusively shared by FilmSweep.
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Vinyl enthusiasts have reason to rejoice (and a perfect excuse to revisit Marcel the Shell with Shoes On): Lakeshore Records has granted us the privilege of announcing the upcoming release of a double-sided vinyl record featuring the film’s soundtrack. Starting September, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful score composed by Disasterpeace.
FilmSweep is also thrilled to unveil the record cover, adorned with original artwork by the talented Kyutae Lee. The hand-drawn illustration captures the front view of Marcel and his grandmother Connie’s house, radiating the gentle tones and atmosphere of this heartwarming mockumentary. Some track titles, like “Be Odorant” and “Everything Bagel,” hint at the film’s comedic bursts.
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Wait, Who is Disasterpeace?
Disasterpeace is the stage name of composer Richard Vreeland. Renowned for his work on the independent film scene, he gained prominence for his unforgettable score in the horror hit It Follows. Since then, Disasterpeace has continued to compose music for films such as Under the Silver Lake, Triple Frontier, and Bodies Bodies Bodies.
Directed and starring Dean Fleishcer Camp, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a collaboration between Camp, Slate, and Nick Paley (Broad City), based on their namesake short series. Following its release in July 2022, the film experienced renewed popularity earlier this year with nominations at prestigious awards ceremonies, including the Oscars, BAFTAs, Satellite Awards, Critics’ Choice, and more, spanning both mainstream and independent categories.
Lakeshore Records will release the vinyl soundtrack of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On on September 1, available for pre-order here. Watch the trailer below:
Marcel, a one-inch-tall shell, resides with his grandmother Connie, the sole inhabitants of their community after a mysterious departure. When an unexpected taste of fame provides an opportunity to reunite with his loved ones, Marcel embarks on a sweeping and emotional journey to reclaim what he believed was lost and discover the family he never knew existed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about vinyl release
When will the vinyl soundtrack for ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ be released?
The vinyl soundtrack for ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ will be released on September 1.
Who composed the original score for the film?
The original score for the film was composed by Disasterpeace, also known as Richard Vreeland.
Can I pre-order the vinyl soundtrack?
Yes, you can pre-order the vinyl soundtrack for ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ now.
What is the artwork on the record cover?
The record cover features original artwork by Kyutae Lee, depicting the front of Marcel and his grandmother Connie’s house, capturing the tone and feel of the film.
Who directed and starred in ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’?
The film was directed and starred by Dean Fleishcer Camp. Jenny Slate provided the voice for the character of Marcel.
Did ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ receive any award nominations?
Yes, the film received nominations at prestigious awards ceremonies such as the Oscars, BAFTAs, Satellite Awards, Critics’ Choice, and more.
What is the synopsis of ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’?
The film follows Marcel, a one-inch-tall shell, and his grandmother Connie as the only residents of their community. Marcel embarks on an emotional journey to reunite with his loved ones and discover the family he never knew he had.