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Republic Records To Uncover "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack - Vol. 2 (Season 4) EP" March 25, 2014

posted Mar 3, 2014, 9:59 AM by Vu Nguyen
REPUBLIC RECORDS and AMC have a special surprise in store for audiences everywhere.
 
On Tuesday March 25, “The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 (Season 4) EP” will hit stores as well iTunes and all digital retailers. Following up the first two installments of the soundtrack series, this set includes five new and unreleased songs inspired by and featured in the show.
 
This time around, Portugal. The Man contributes the brooding “Heavy Games”, capturing the narrative’s tense rustic atmosphere with alternative folk grit. The song will also be featured in promo spots for the fourth season on AMC. Meanwhile, Sharon Van Etten offers up the strangely soulful, “Serpents (Basement)”. Premiered during a key episode in the first half of season four, the song instantly slithers into psyches. Lee DeWyze's "Blackbird Song" takes flight in the show during the episode airing March 9, while A.C. Newman's "Be Not So Fearful" plays over a pivotal moment on March 23—days before the EP becomes available. In addition, Ben Nichols serves up satiating sonic prey worth devouring along with the post-apocalyptic epic.
 
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returned on February 9 with the mid-season premiere of its fourth season, delivering 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49. It was the #1 telecast for the night among adults 18-49, including the Sochi Winter Olympics. In the second half of the season, Rick and his group of survivors find themselves separated, lost, and broken in a dangerous world. Both together and apart, they strive to find some kind of safety, some kind of sanctuary while struggling to simply stay alive. Fully exposed to the dangers and brutality of the world, with their stability gone, the group tries to find a home, and themselves again.
 
The first installment, AMC's "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1", proved to be a critical and commercial success last year. Upon release, it reached #2 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Soundtrack Albums chart. Internationally on the iTunes Soundtrack Albums chart, the set reached #1 in Canada and Brazil, #2 in Australia and Spain, #3 in Mexico, #5 in the UK, France, and Colombia, #6 in Germany, #9 in Chile, #10 in Costa Rica, and #16 in Japan. Meanwhile, “Walking Dead…Sounds of Survival” accompanied the Walmart release of Season 3 on DVD and Blu-Ray.
 
“The Walking Dead” continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic. The series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and two WGA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
 
Enter the world of “The Walking Dead” once more with this EP.

Tracklisting:
1.       Portugal. The Man “Heavy Games”
2.       Sharon Van Etten “Serpents (Basement)”
3.       Lee DeWyze “Blackbird Song”
4.       A.C. Newman “Be Not So Fearful”
5.       Ben Nichols “This Old Death”
 
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS:
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, among many others.
 
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Loma Vista (Soundgarden, Damian Marley, St. Vincent), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto, Martin Garrix), NBC's The Voice (Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery), Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band), XO (The Weeknd), among others.

About AMC:
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and five out of the last six, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the current #1 show on television among adults 18-49 with The Walking Dead. AMC’s other original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels. The network will premiere three new drama series in 2014: TURN, Halt and Catch Fire and the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series including Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Freakshow and the forthcoming Game of Arms. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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