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August 23, 2006
Yes, it's that Deathray

"Open Season," the new animated film starring Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, doesn't open until Sept. 29, but that's OK - I'm more excited about its soundtrack, which hits stores Sept. 26.

The 12-track disc features 10 original songs from my not-so-secret pretend boyfriend Paul Westerberg (you know, of Replacements fame) - two of which feature his former bandmate Tommy Stinson on bass. Westerberg also scored the film.

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But wait, there's more goodness! Local pop band Deathray is also nicely represented with two songs, "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)" and "Wild as I Wanna."

I know - what the hey? (Oh yeah, Pete Yorn and the Talking Heads are also on the soundtrack, but whatever....)

A quick e-mail to confirm that the Deathray in question was, in fact, the Deathray, netted this brief, coy response from singer Dana Gumbiner:

"Yes, that's us! Crazy, huh?"

Crazy, indeed. And super-cool. More details as fast as I can pry them out of Gumbiner.

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