Trailer for R. Alverson’s ‘New Jerusalem’ Appears Online, More Songs Added To ‘The Builder’ FoundtrackPosted: July 21st, 2010 by Andrew Stevens
By the time R. Alverson’s The Builder made its New York City debut earlier this month at Brooklyn’s Zebulon, the Internet was already buzzing with the trailer for Alverson’s follow-up feature, New Jerusalem, and starring Will Oldham (Old Joy, Bonnie Prince Billy) and The Builder‘s Colm O’Leary. You can see the trailer at Alverson’s vimeo site HERE.
O’Leary plays an Irish immigrant living in the US after a non-combat tour of Afghanistan who is befriended by Oldham, an evangelical. It takes another leap in refining Alverson’s visions of America’s margins.
Some excellent, lovely new additions to The Builder‘s foundtrack, Songs for The Builder, are also now available on the Jagjaguwar site. Both Sharon Van Etten (who was kind enough to play at the Zebulon screening) and the venerable Califone have amazing selection there for the taking. Download them both HERE.