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PREMIERE: Moving Track from ‘Good Girls’ Score by Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist

NBC’s popular crime comedy-drama Good Girls — starring Christina Hendricks (Drive, Mad Men), Retta (Parks & Rec) and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development, Parenthood) finishes its four-season run today, and over the course of the past two seasons a noticeable element has been the compelling score by duo Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist. Today, Vehlinggo premieres a track from their forthcoming, synth-informed Good Girls—Original Series Soundtrack called “Get in the Car.” It’s a dreamy slow-burner that entrances with a creative earnestness, through which it invokes the spirit of Angelo Badalamenti’s work on Twin Peaks.

Drum & Lace, AKA Sofia Hultquist, (Dickinson) and her husband, Passion Pit founding member Ian Hultquist, (Assassination Nation, Dickinson) are no strangers to Vehlinggoland. Longtime readers will find a lot to love in their musical contribution to creator Jenna Bans’ show. For Good Girls, the LA-based duo deftly cultivate a notable balance between the lighthearted and the profound, relying on a large toolkit of talent and experience and a clear drive to never make routine music. It’s a level of quality we can rely on from them. The full album releases digitally tomorrow, Friday, July 23, via Lakeshore Records. You can pre-save it now, though.

Good Girls follows suburban moms Beth (Hendricks), Ruby (Retta), and Annie (Whitman) who, at a loss over how to solve their various crippling financial troubles, decide to rob a supermarket in a heist that attracts the attention of a local gang leader named Rio. The high-caliber creative talent and interesting storytelling have drawn viewers in over the past few years. The 27-track soundtrack album captures the Hultquists’ cues from the past two seasons in a fantastic showcase of the quality of work they’ve brought to the table.

“As fans of the show, we were thrilled to join Good Girls for Seasons 3 and 4,” the Hultquists said in a statement. “It was an amazing opportunity to bring a new musical perspective to this series, and help tell the story of Beth, Annie, and Ruby. Our co-showrunners, Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs, helped push us to discover new sounds and arrangements in our efforts to ‘never sound like a TV show.’ We are so pleased we can celebrate the end of the series with this soundtrack release.”

Tracklist for Good Girls—Original Series Soundtrack

  1. Find Your Beach
  2. A Strange Toilet Depression
  3. Not Just Cards
  4. Bill Roulette
  5. How Do You Like My Fish
  6. A Way to Stop
  7. Get in the Car
  8. How Much Am I Worth?
  9. We Were So Good
  10. The Eye in Survivor
  11. Wet Wipes
  12. Vegas Baby
  13. Nana
  14. Incentivized
  15. Stuck in the Car Wash
  16. I Can’t See
  17. Big Kahuna
  18. Hit it Straight
  19. Alexander Hamilton
  20. From the Banker’s Mouth
  21. Grandma Loves Grisham
  22. This is My Boss
  23. Carolyn with a Y
  24. Back to Where we Started
  25. Chef Boyardee
  26. Cuisine de Dumpster
  27. Get Some Sleep

More About Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist

Sofia and Ian Hultquist have been providing their scores to film and television together as a team and independently of each other for years. The Florence, Italy-raised Sofia often but not always is billed under her Drum & Lace pseudonym — a project through which she also records lush and genre-free original studio albums and singles, and has performed with the likes of The Echo Society. You can hear Ian’s guitar and keyboard work on such influential indie records as Passion Pit’s 2009 album Manners and 2012 album Gossamer. However, of late he’s most notable for the scores he’s done solo and with Sofia, including the documentary films of Erin Lee Carr (At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal and many more) and Andrew Rossi (After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News); Alena Smith’s AppleTV+ Original Series Dickinson; Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, and Karen Maine’s Yes, God, Yes, among so many others. Seriously, their IMDB credits are extensive. I’m just touching on the tip of the iceberg here.