Lakeshore Records released Don Verdean – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally yesterday and will relese the CD on da]January 8, 2016. The album features the original songs composed by Heavy Young Heathens, the film's Leslie Bibb singing "Pillar of Salt," with the original score by Ilan Eshkeri.
"The idea was to write and record an album original songs inspired by the film, something we were very excited to do as we are long time fans of Jared Hess' movies," said Robert Mardo of Heavy Young Heathens. "Producer Brandt Andersen came by our studio not knowing what to expect. The first thing he noticed was our copy of [writer/director] Jared Hess' film Nacho Libre on top of a short stack of movies we play in our studio on repeat at all times. He must have liked that because he gave us his blessing and we started working on songs immediately."
"Jared pays close attention to the music that makes specific visuals standout in his films," said Aron Mardo. "We all spent the day hanging out together at our studio, and after discovering a mutual admiration for most of the important things in term of tone, style and stories, he gave us his thoughts and direction and we got to work and hope this soundtrack does everything he wanted to achieve and more."
Don Verdean is currently in theaters.