Lakeshore Records will release The End of the Tour – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24 and on CD August 28, 2015. The film, which is set in the mid 90s, features songs by artists including R.E.M, Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three, Brian Eno, Tindersticks, with a score by Danny Elfman.
Director James Ponsoldt knew what songs would be part of the film from the early stages. In an interview with ComingSoon.net Ponsoldt said, "From early on, R.E.M. and Brian Eno were a band and a musician that sort of factored into the time that Lipsky and Wallace spent together and they had conversations about what they listened to. So I knew that R.E.M. and Eno would feature in the movie."
Ponsoldt was also ecstatic to get composer Danny Elfman to write the original music for the film. His Assistant Director Nick Harvard recommended Elfman, a family friend, for the film. "I was interested in doing something that would be like 25 minutes of score that's ultra minimalist, that's real undertones to the movie," Ponsoldt described. "I think he was really excited about the challenge of this."
A24 Films presents The End of the Tour in theaters (NY and LA) July 31, 2015.