Death Cab For Cutie has scored the leading single spot for the forthcoming "Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack, with an all-new track "Meet Me On the Equinox."
The track will be unveiled on the MTV website during the Sept. 13 broadcast of the cable network's Music Video Awards (VMAs).
DCFC bassist Nick Harmer confirmed the band's participation to MTV.
"We didn't expect it would be chosen for the first single - we were thinking it would be a part of the soundtrack, maybe," he said. "I have no idea if ['Twilight' author] Stephenie Meyer approved it or what. It's been an exciting process, because we've been so removed from it. We were in L.A. for a week and we went into the studio and wrote and recorded the song and submitted it. We didn't know where anything stood, and then we just got a call last week like, 'Guess what - your song has been chosen as the first single.'"
Harmer went on to describe "Equinox" as"pretty dark and brooding, lyrically."
Death Cab is signed to Atlantic Records, which is also home to the soundtrack, in conjunction with Chop Shop Records.
As previously reported, "New Moon" director Chris Weitz told HitFix.com that Bon Iver, Band of Skulls and Thom Yorke would all have a place on the soundtrack, due Oct. 20, and that he was continuing to try and rop in Kings Of Leon for an all-new track.
The soundtrack to the first "Twilight" film, released last year, has gone on to sell over 2 million copies.