Thanks to a tip from Stereogum, you can now hear 40 seconds of Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me On The Equinox,” the first single from Twilight: New Moon, here. It sounds like something that might play during a dramatic episode of Grey’s Anatomy where Derek and Meredith are having one of their big bust ups — moody, but VH-1 friendly. While we’re sure Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is depressed that it’s not a new track from Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective, but sometimes you have to make do with Zooey Deschanel’s fiance.
You can also pre-order one of 50 limited edition copies of the film’s soundtrack for $500. This gets you the soundtrack, access to the “Twi-insiders” email, some stickers, access to an MP3 download of the soundtrack 72 hours before all of your friends, a Death Cab t-shirt, a poster, and a commemorative plaque with your name on it. Note: While we’ve heard rumors that both Thom Yorke and Bon Iver will debuting new material for the film, there’s no confirmed tracklist as of yet. This makes the idea of shelling out $500 seem even more insane. Unless you’ve been hypnotized by Edward’s golden vampire eye.
If you don’t find all of the above depressing enough, take in this quote from Death Cab bassist Nick Harner: “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.”
And by “legacy,” we’re assuming he’s referring to the near $200 M box office for the previous film.
The full song and the music video will debut during the MTV Music Video awards this Sunday, September 13.