He directed a few feature films, too, with Where the Wild Things Are being his most recent conquest, but what would probably be of most interest to our Crossfade readers is his short film I'm Here.
Running at a little under 30 minutes long, the film was a hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival. But the quirky story about robot love that is loosely based on the popular kid's book The Giving Tree is so much more than that for music fans.
Not only does the film give obvious nods to Jonze's love of music (the main character goes from not even knowing what music is, to creating a faux hawk and going to his first show), but he creates a fake band especially for the movie: The Lost Trees.
Though the movie was released a few months ago and can be screened online in its entirety, the soundtrack for I'm Here was just announced; and it's good. Think: Sleigh Bells, Animal Collective, Of Montreal, Girls, and a collab between Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) for starters.
Zinner and Flea team up with newcomer ASKA for "There are many of us" a soft, almost lullaby-like serenade with subtle key strokes and guitar riffs plucked so lightly you almost can't hear them.
The soundtrack won't be released until October 5, but we hunted down the tracklist and a few choice songs from the album for your listening pleasure. See below, and tell us what you think.
"There are Many of Us" - ASKA featuring Nick Zinner and Flea
"Beautiful Life" - Gui Boratto
"A/B Machines" - Sleigh Bells
"The Past is a Grotesque Animal" - Of Montreal featuring the Lost Trees
"Did You See the Words" - Animal Collective
"Hellhole Ratrace" - Girls
"There are Many of Us" (Electric Dream Version) - Squeak E. Clean
"Lonesome Robot Theme" - Squeak E. Clean
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