Robert Smith and Karen O to Contribute Music for Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie”

Tim Burton’s 3D remake of his 1984 short film, Frankenweenie, hits theaters this September. The soundtrack could be just as well done as the film may turn out, as it was revealed yesterday who is contributing the the record. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mark Foster of Foster the People, The Flaming Lips, Kimbra, Passion Pit, and many others are providing Burton’s film with awesome tracks for what seems to be an outstanding tracklisting for a soundtrack.

Karen O told Rolling Stone in an interview that her track “Strange Love”, was inspired by “the same era of B-movie fright film references sprinkled throughout the film. I went in the direction of exotica and calypso stylistically because it’s quirky, good vibes music of that era, and when you throw in a Theremin solo, it’s a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafonte’s calypso record, so I wanted to give a nod to that, too.”

Here’s the announced tracklist:

01. Karen O – “Strange Love”
02. Neon Trees – “Electric Heart (Stay Forever)”
03. Mark Foster – “Polartropic (You Don’t Understand Me)”
04. Passion Pit – “Almost There”
05. Plain White T’s – “Pet Sematary”
06. Kimbra – “With My Hands”
07. AwolNation – “Everybody’s Got a Secret”
08. Kerli – “Immortal”
09. Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips – “My Mechanical Friend”
10. Imagine Dragons – “Lost Cause”
11. Grouplove – “Underground”
12. Skylar Grey – “Building a Monster”
13. Robert Smith – “Witchcraft”
14. Winona Ryder – “Praise Be New Holland”