Andrew Dost of fun. scores new Jack Black/James Marsden comedy, ‘The D Train’

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While the Grammy-winning alt-pop trio fun. have been taking some time off, its members have been as active as ever—Jack Antonoff has Bleachers, Nate Ruess is launching a solo career and fun.’s “quiet Beatle,” Andrew Dost, is now scoring for films. Dost was responsible for scoring The D Train, a new IFC Films comedy featuring Jack Black and James Marsden, in theaters May 8. The soundtrack for the film will be released by Lakeshore Records digitally on May 5 and physically on May 26. Dost comments on the experience of scoring his first film:

“The directors, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, absolutely had a clear vision. They knew right away that they wanted a synthesizer-driven, John Hughes-esque score. We tried a few different ideas anyway—a western, Morricone style sound, for example—but when we landed back on the synthesizers we knew it was the way to go.”

Along with Dost’s instrumental score, the soundtrack also features the brand new song “A Million Stars” performed by Dost and Antonoff with Andy McCluskey (OMD) and Rob Kroehler (Ladylike), which you can stream below courtesy of Under The Radar.

Check out the trailer below as well as the soundtrack’s tracklisting.

TRACKLIST
01. A Million Stars – McCluskey, Kroehler, Antonoff and Dost
02. So In Love – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
03. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
04. Harden My Heart – Quarterflash
05. I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
06. Turning Japanese – The Vapors
07. Kyrie – Mr. Mister
08. Far Behind – Candlebox
09. See If I Can Flip You to a Yes – Andrew Dost
10. Certain Realities of High School – Andrew Dost
11. Yearbook – Andrew Dost
12. Heading Out to the West Side on Biz – Andrew Dost
13. You Will Be Giving Those People a Gift – Andrew Dost
14. Coming Home – Andrew Dost
15. Lawless RSVP-ed – Andrew Dost
16. Classic Lawless – Andrew Dost
17. Is That Supposed to Make Me Feel Better? – Andrew Dost
18. I Peaked in the 11th Grade – Andrew Dost
19. The D Train – Andrew Dost