Oklahoma’s Chat Pile have had an exciting year following the release their newest album, God’s Country. They’ve toured the midwest and east coast in support of the album, announced their appearance at Roadburn Festival 2023, and while the band is working on their new LP, they’ve revealed details for their score for the indie film, Tenkiller.
While not a proper full-length album, the Tenkiller score was written and recorded in the winter of 2020, and it waxes and wanes from the signature Chat Pile sound but also ventures into new ones-including arena country music. The Tenkiller score will be released digitally in full for Bandcamp Friday (exclusive) on November 18. The two singles, “Tenkiller” and “Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)” will be available as a limited-to-500 edition cassette single. The score will also be available on limited edition vinyl in 2023 from The Flenser.
The band comments: “The music we made for Tenkiller is quite a bit different than what you may come to expect from us. We were given the freedom to really experiment and explore territories that we’ve never done before. It’s not going to be for everyone, but we hope some of you connect with what we set out to do.”
About Tenkiller: One year after the tragic death of his best friend, an eighteen-year-old machinist struggles with the split of his parents and the violent way of life surrounding him. The film is available from Amazon on November 18, 2022.
Tenkiller score tracklist:
3. Dad’s Drunk
4. The Fabulous Shitheads
6. The Return of Badman
7. Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)
10. Badman 3: Die Badman Die
12. Punishment Box
13. Beck’s Theme
15. Badman V: A New Beginning
16. Bleeding Out
Original score by: Chat Pile
Written by: Jeremy Choate
Directed by: Kara and Jeremy Choate
DP: Kara Choate
Production Company: Blood Relative Films
Watch the trailer for Tenkiller here: