New Moon Soundtrack: CD Cover Art and First Single

It must be "Twilight Thursday" or something because in addition to the five new images of the Volturi, we also caught wind that author Stephenie Meyer was granted the exclusive first look at the soundtrack album cover for The Twilight Saga: New Moon along with confirmation of the first single from the CD.

From Meyer's official website: I just received an announcement from Atlantic Records (the label that produced the Twilight soundtrack). The first single has officially been confirmed for the New Moon soundtrack! Death Cab for Cutie has written an exclusive song for the movie entitled "Meet Me On the Equinox". Below is a statement from the band about the song:

"We are very excited to be a part of this amazing series of novels set in our own backyard. It just seemed a perfect synergy that a band from the Northwest would create a song for a series of novels set in the Northwest. We wrote 'Meet Me On the Equinox' to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so strongly affect the main characters. This song marks the first attempt that Death Cab for Cutie has ever made at contributing new, unreleased material for a film and we are proud to be a part of the Twilight legacy." — Nick Harmer / Death Cab for Cutie

"Meet Me On the Equinox" will premiere on MTV.com on September 13, the same day as the network's Video Music Awards. Hmmm ... think maybe we'll see some cast members there as well?

CD Cover Art  for The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

Along with Death Cab, other artists on the soundtrack include Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Coldplay, Bon Iver, Band of Skulls, and more with Alexandre Desplat composing the film's score. The CD's release date is October 13th -- Pre-order your copy below!

- Debi Moore

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