Off topic: Dark Rising: The Savage Tales of Summer Vale

I rarely go off topic here, but this is much too cool for me not to mention.

My brother’s band, squint, has been toiling away for years and are finally experiencing some well-deserved success. They recently released their third album, Goodnight, Bad Intentions, to universal raves. The future looks bright for them.

In addition, their song “Quite” has recently been selected as the theme song for The Savage Tales of Summer Vale, a TV series sequel to the Canadian horror-comedy film Dark Rising.

Now I don’t know a thing about Dark Rising, but it looks like good, trashy fun. I hope to track down a DVD soon. The show looks fun as well–like a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Cleopatra 2525. I don’t know if we’ll get a chance to see it in America, but I’m hopeful.

The song selected is “Quite,” from squint’s second album, Tinsel Life. This song has a special place in my heart. It was written for their first album, and not recorded. When I found out about that, I told my brother he was absolutely nuts for dropping it. I lobbied for it for years, and insisted they play it every time they came through Austin (where they now live, but didn’t at the time). Because of my (and a few others’) lobbying, they brought a demo to Ed Stasium (who produced Tinsel Life) and this time the song made the cut.

And now it’s the theme to a TV show, partially thanks to my unerring judgment and constant badgering. (A&R job offers welcome.)

You can hear the full song at squint’s website by clicking the music link.

And if any of you Canadians can drop me some knowledge about Dark Rising, please do.