Tuesday, August 6, 2013

6 Key Scenes From <i>The O.C.</i> Musically Revamped for 2013

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

This is what pretty people looked like 10 years ago.
  • This is what pretty people looked like 10 years ago.
Of course I remember that the very last song ever played on The O.C. was Patrick's Park's suitably titled "Life Is a Song" and that The Killers, Modest Mouse, The Walkmen and Death Cab for Cutie were among the chosen few to play the Bait Shop. There's a decent chance that you do too, as long as "you" are not older than 40 and have some amount of tolerance for mediocre acting.

With this week marking the 10-year anniversary of the series' first episode, Myspace recently posted an excellent interview with music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, reflecting on how the show became a treasure-trove for fans eager to hear new music. She then offers 15 songs she'd incorporate into the show if new episodes were airing today. That got us thinking...

Keeping with the idea of supplying viewers with on-the-verge talent, here are a few suggested song replacements from so-called emerging bands of the last two years for pivotal scenes throughout the series. The goal was to swap similar bands in terms of atmospherics, though I wasn't going to touch the series' opening scene and theme song. That there is iconic and/or I'm just a big Jason Schwartzman fan.


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