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Between the Buried and Me’s Tommy Rogers Wrote a Film Score


Thomas Giles - Dutch BookBusy tracking and prepping to release a new Between the Buried and Me album? Putting out a solo record? Sounds like a lot of work for mere mortals in just a few months’ time, but not for BTBAM frontman Tommy Rogers, aka Thomas Giles: somehow North Carolina’s hardest working musician found time to score an entire indie film. Jeepers!

Here’s how Heavy Blog is Heavy describes Dutch Book, the film to which Rogers has lent his immeasurable talents, and the music he penned for it:

Dutch Book, directed by James Repici, is the story of a Florida teenager who launches a scheme to pay off his father’s gambling debts. Rogers provides the film with a sonic backdrop of pulsing soundscapes and driving electronics, surely drawing influence from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘ forray into film scores.

That’s pretty accurate and, as you might expect from a film score, the music is all over the map. We’ve long known that Rogers is a telanted keyboard player — he’s been doing so in BTBAM forever, duh — but it’s neat to hear this additional creative side where he’s allowed to expand in several different directions.

Stream the Dutch Book soundtrack below, and watch the film’s trailer here.

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