2011 will see the return of French electro-bangers Justice, with a new single entitled “Civilization,” due April 4. That tune will also be featured as the musical backdrop in a new Adidas ad campaign. But fans can’t live on singles alone: Justice’s Gaspard Augé tells Hive that the follow-up to 2007’s † will be out “next fall.”
Meanwhile, fans can also get their fill next month as Augé worked alongside Quentin Dupieux (a.k.a. Mr. Oizio) on the score for Rubber, an off-the-wall psycho thriller about a killer tire. (Really.)
How does one, exactly, emotionalize a tire musically? “I took inspiration from the masters,” Augé says. “We got a French tradition of great music scores with terrible movies. It’s a blend between De Roubaix, Cosma, Glass and a chainsaw,” he says of Rubber’s instrumental mix of terror terrain and boulevardier pop.
Augé says the most troublesome thing about being a part of the movie was his cameo playing a hitchhiker. “I had trouble remembering my line in the movie and worked on the hitchhiker character for months. But it was worth it.”
Dupieux first crossed paths with Augé and Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay a few years back. “Our first collaboration was the Justice remix of his track called Nazis, when he was thinking we were gay,” Augé says. “A few years later, he asked me to collaborate to his soundtrack when he was sure he won’t get sexually harassed.”
While the official score to Rubber was released back in November 2010, the film is hitting theaters across the U.S this April and May.