Late in the year 2000, as controversial director Todd Solondz was wrapping up shooting on his third film, "Storytelling," he realized that Belle and Sebastian would be the perfect band to write the soundtrack. Solondz already had one old Belle track in the roughs, and its barbed wit and wistful sentimentality was the perfect complement to his tale of suburban outcasts and losers attempting to be cool. Solondz contacted the band in Glasgow, and was delighted to discover that they were big fans of his previous films, "Welcome To The Dollhouse" and "Happiness." In April 2001, the band flew to Solondz's home state of New Jersey, and closeted with the director in Hoboken to write score and a few new songs for specific scenes in the film. "Storytelling" opened to the usual combination of raves and bombs at the festivals last fall, and, distributed by New Line/Fine Line, was released to theaters in February 2002. Clocking in at 34 minutes, this SPECIALLY LOW PRICED soundtrack album contains 8 instrumental tracks, 5 snippets of spicy dialog from the movie, and 6 new vocal tracks. A treat for fans of the band or the director, Todd Solondz.
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