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Nicolas Winding Refn’s glamorous and gruesome The Neon Demon was one of 2016’s more divisive releases. But its fans can have more to chew on when Refn debuts The Wicked Die Young, an album comprised of music that inspired him when undertaking the project. According to Pitchfork, the compilation will be available for purchase on vinyl April 14, with cover art of an eyeball peeking out from two parted lips—an image that may test your gag reflex if you’re familiar with the movie’s plot.

For the records, Refn selected songs from 999, Giorgio Moroder, and Sparks, while also nodding to the cinematic works that influenced him with the likes of Dionne Warwick’s “(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls” and Pino Donaggio’s “The Shower (Theme From Dressed To Kill).” On Facebook, Electric Youth wrote that its entry, “Good Blood,” was written specifically for The Neon Demon, but was ultimately cut. The soundtrack for the film itself is mostly comprised of frequent collaborator Cliff Martinez’s score, save for a couple of tracks like one from Refn’s nephew Julian Winding. Both Martinez and Winding are also featured on The Wicked Die Young.

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