Stream the Gorgeous Soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ Next Movie

Slate's Culture Blog
Nov. 4 2013 2:33 PM

Stream the Gorgeous Soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ Next Movie

insidellewyndavis
Carey Mulligan, center, and Justin Timberlake, right, are among those who make beautiful music on the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack.

CBS Films

We already knew from the trailer that the Coen brothers’ next movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, would have beautiful music. It tells the story of a Dave Van Ronk-like figure making his way in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s.

The soundtrack is streaming now at NPR, leaving no doubt—there are several gorgeous recordings, and Dave Van Ronk will surely see a boost in sales soon, whether or not the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?-like, spurs a mini-revival. (That’s Van Ronk you hear on the last track.)

Advertisement

Listen to the second track, “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song),” performed by Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac, below, and stream the whole thing at NPR. Enjoy this while you wait for the movie, which comes to theaters Dec. 6.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AM James Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 10:27 AM 3,000 French Scientists Are Marching to Demand More Research Funding
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.