‘Wild, Wild Country’ Composer Scores Vinyl Release for Brothers’ Netflix Hit

With five Emmy nominations under its belt – including one for best documentary – Netflix’s “Wild, Wild Country” brings to life the incredible ‘80s tale of the Indian religious cult which set up camp in eastern Oregon, drawing the ire of the local community when they began to flex their muscle.

The six-part film was co-directed by brothers Chapman, 31, and Maclain Way, 27, with a score composed by older brother Brocker, 34, which will be released in both digital and vinyl form by hip Austin indie Western Vinyl Records on Sept. 21. A playlist featuring the songs used in the film has been posted on Spotify now for several months.

Music supervisor Chris Swanson, the co-founder of Secretly Canadian, used several of the prestigious label’s artists, most notably Bill Callahan, with the lyrics to his song “Drover” giving the documentary its evocative title.

“At its core, this is a quintessentially American story about a group of outsiders who come here in search of freedom and building their own utopia,” explains Chapman. “Brocker and I spent a great amount of time listening to Aaron Copland and Charles Ives scores which conjure up images of the West as this bastion of freedom.  We also wanted to evoke the harsh terrain, the rugged mountains, the vast spaces, which are so unique to that Pacific Northwest area.”

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