One of the most innovative soundtrack album series ever created launches with Music From The O.C. Mix 1. Featuring hip, recent, largely indie rock tracks heard on "The O.C.," the album is the first of several designed to appeal to the fans who watch the drama each Thursday night.
The OC has pioneered the creative use of storytelling through song and, in the process, become a showcase for some of the most innovative and original artists in music. Music From The OC Mix 2 follows the inaugural release of Mix 1 with music from the second half of the first and early episodes of the second season and boasts three exclusive tracks. Mix 2 highlights the program's trend-setting approach to music with songs from an extraordinary variety of new and emerging artists.
Chrismukkah (Christmas and Chanukah) is what the half-Jewish, half-Christian Cohen Family of "The O.C." celebrates at holiday time-and Music From The O.C.: Mix 3 (Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah) is its soundtrack. Featuring holiday-themed songs by Modern Rock favorites heard either in last year's or this season's Chrismukkah episode, Have A Very Merry Chrismukkah is a musical holiday gift for the modern family.
"A showcase for new music that’s fallen under the mainstream radar." ("All Things Considered," NPR, April 24, 2004) Musically the hippest show on TV, "The O.C." spawns the edgiest album yet from the unprecedented Music From The O.C. series. Headlining Mix 4 is a new song from alt-rock superstar Beck, "Scarecrow," co-written and co-produced with The Dust Brothers, and "Decent Days And Nights" from post-punk pop’s The Futureheads.
For the first time in its unprecedented and now five-album series, Music from the O.C. will be catapulted by the first on-show performance that is also the track to radio from a Music From the O.C. album. With The Subways' "Rock & Roll Queen" leading the way, alongside new and recent tracks from such cutting edge artists as the Shout Out Louds, Imogen Heap, LCD Soundsystem and Phantom Planet, Music from the O.C.: Mix 5 is a smart, sharp, indie-alt-modern rock from what is the musically hippest show on TV.