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Heroes Taps Wilco, Death Cab, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus & Mary Chain For Soundtrack

Heroes doesn’t normally give us a lot of reasons to mention it, as pop music is rarely incorporated into their scenes about staving off the apocalypse. There was that one time where some girls were double-dutching to M.I.A.’s “Boyz” (before Kala became the Reminder of dance music) but that hardly seemed worth a post.

But apparently none of that really matters when it comes to compiling the show’s soundtrack, because it’s hella cool and hella full of stuff that has absolutely no connection to the narrative (okay, Bowie’s “Heroes” is a logical inclusion). The key question for OST compilers these days seems to be “what will make us appear cooler” — and in Heroes’ case, they’ve succeeded here, most notably scoring the Jesus & Mary Chain’s first studio recording in a decade (“All Things Must Pass”) and a new and exclusive tune from Wilco, “Glad It’s Over.” That’s in addition to previously unreleased tunes from Imogen Heap, Brighton Port Authority (feat. Iggy Pop), and Panic At The Disco, as reported by Billboard. To throw more coolness at you: there’s a tune from the Chemical Brothers (feat. Spank Rock) and oldies from Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab, the New Pornographers, do you really need us to go on? It’s out 3/18 on, what else, NBC Records. Check the tracklist:

01 Wendy & Lisa – “Heroes Title”
02 Wendy & Lisa – “Fire and Regeneration”
03 Brighton Port Authority (Feat. Iggy Pop) – “He’s Frank”
04 The New Pornographers – “All for Swinging You Around”
05 Wilco – “Glad It’s Over”
06 Nada Surf – “Weightless”
07 Panic at the Disco – “Nine in the Afternoon”
08 My Morning Jacket – “Chills”
09 Wendy & Lisa – “Natural Selectio”
10 Shelia Chandra – “ABoneCroneDrone 3″
11 Imogen Heap – “Not Now but Soon”
12 Death Cab for Cutie – “Jealously Rides With Me”
13 The Jesus and Mary Chain – “All Things Must Pass”
14 Wendy & Lisa – “Homecoming”
15 Bob Dylan – “Man in the Long Black Coat”
16 Yerba Buena – “Maya’s Theme”
17 The Chemical Brothers (Feat. Spank Rock) – “Keeping My Composure”
18 David Bowie – “Heroes”