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  • THE ONLY WAY OUT… IS IN

    “The Evil Within 2” TV spots are anything but ordinary with The Hit House’s cover song arrangement, performance, & sound design.

    Not only did Bethesda Softworks choose to use The Hit House’s cover song arrangement & performance for the official E3 Announcement Trailer, but also now for 2 TV spots! Petrol Advertising & our in-house Music Supervisor, Jesse Goodwin, worked with composers Scott Lee Miller, William August Hunt, & sound designer Chad J. Hughes to create the perfect cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.”

    Realized from the genius of Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 is the latest evolution of survival horror. This Friday you begin playing as Detective Sebastian Castellanos having lost everything. But when a chance arises to save your daughter Lily, you descend once more into the nether world of STEM, filled with nightmares & the evil beginnings of a former utopia. Prepare to survive horrific threats emerging from every place as you choose whether or not to skulk in the shadows & hide to survive or take the battle to the foe with weapons & traps. With one chance at redemption, your only way out is in…

    The Evil Within 2 arrives worldwide this Friday the 13th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC. Be sure to pre-order here & verify the launch details: https://beth.games/2fQ0jf1 or else Lily will be lost. And remember, we at The Hit House will always work to make your next trailer or TV spot anything but ordinary.

  • RE:ACTION RISE IN 2049

    The Hit House’s track “Payload” drops in the “Blade Runner 2049” campaign.

    Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Blade Runner 2049 arrives soon, but the campaign is already here. Music to bring rise to the darkness & the drama of the future was needed, so they checked with our library & found composer William August Hunt’s “Payload” from our “RE:ACTION RISE” album.

    Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 tells the tale of LAPD Officer K (played by Ryan Gosling), who unearths a dark secret that could plunge the remnants of humanity into utter chaos. In search for answers, his quest for saving those that remain leads him to Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who mysteriously vanished thirty years ago. The question remains, how will they save the last of the humans, or not? Also featuring performances by Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, & Jared Leto, Blade Runner 2049 is sure to be an early Fall blockbuster.

    When you’re currently stretched to the limit & need music for the future, look to The Hit House. We’ve got what you need & if not, we’ll create it for you. Til then, watch Blade Runner 2049 in theaters everywhere on October 6.

    Hear William August Hunt’s “Payload” here on SoundCloud:

  • 2017 CLIO MUSIC AWARDS SHORTLIST “VALERIAN” TRAILER

    Create Advertising Group’s “No Boundaries” trailer is shortlisted by the 2017 CLIO Music Awards.

    For the 2017 CLIO Music Awards, in the Category “Use of Music, Adapted Theatrical Trailer” Create Advertising Group received a shortlist nod on Monday, August 28. Produced by Jillian Novak, edited by Mark Dacey, with Music Director Heather Kreamer, & Music Supervisor Craig Thompson, the Valerian trailer represented the first time The Beatles allowed their music to be reimagined for commercial purposes.

    For the incredible honor of working with The Beatles’ song Because, The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller created a reimagining of the piece for the 1:25 long trailer of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

    Congratulations to all the talented artists & creators shortlisted for the 2017 CLIO Music Awards. We look forward to the upcoming Gold, Silver, & Bronze winner announcements. Until then, enjoy the Create Advertising Group’s Valerian trailer below, with The Hit House’s reimagined Because.

  • “SPHERES: RESONANCE” ALBUM ARRIVES

    "SPHERES: RESONANCE," The Hit House's new trailer and commercial music album.

    18 Compositions. Ultra. Premium. Drama.

    Ever-shifting Venn diagrams of tension, emotion, authenticity, & functionality leave us searching. Where is the sweet spot that perfectly overlaps them all?

    SPHERES: Resonance is an album born light years away where commercialism and art are symbiotic. Composed by The Hit House’s Scott Lee Miller, William August Hunt, Dan Diaz, Tori Letzler, & Martyn Corbet.

    Unique vocals, uncommon themes, & extraordinary craftsmanship, will resonate within you to spark your next original advertising idea.

  • Launch of “The Defenders”

    Netflix chose The Hit House’s trailer music for Marvel’s “The Defenders” official trailer.

    Marvel brings action & adventure to comics. Netflix brings seamless streaming to your phone, laptop, or TV. Now The Defenders’ nemesis Alexandra wants to bring light into dark & life where there’s death… So The Hit House composer William August Hunt facilitated spreading the word with his track “Launch,” from our RE:ACTION RISE album, featuring in the official trailer at 0:14-1:27.

    Produced in New York, Marvel’s The Defenders stand united to save us all in their common goal to defend the Big Apple. Starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, & Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, the motley crew of superheroes forms a supersquad to face down the dual threat of Sigourney Weaver portraying Alexandra & Élodie Yung playing Elektra Natchios. The heroes quickly find that, “The only way out of here is together.”

    When searching for that perfect track to bring your trailer together, look no further, but simply call us up. The Hit House stands ready to stand with you & find the ideal music solution to get us across the goal line together. Until then, Marvel’s The Defenders is now streaming on Netflix.

    Hear, “Launch” by The Hit House composer William August Hunt, here on SoundCloud:

  • Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes’ 6th Emmy Nomination

    THE 69TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS NOMINATES “GOTHAM” FOR “OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES”

    A huge congratulations to Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes on his incredible 6th Emmy Nomination! The 2017 nomination is for his work in “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series” for the Gotham episode, “Destiny Calling.”

    What an honor to have all of Chad & his team’s hard work & talent acknowledged in this most prestigious award arena!

    Developed by Bruno Heller, Fox’s Gotham is an American crime drama television series. It is based on characters from the DC Comics & those from the Batman franchise. The primary characters are those of James Gordon & Bruce Wayne with the plot initially focusing on Gordon’s early days in the Gotham City Police Department. Now the series includes the Wayne character & the origin stories of several Batman villains, including Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, Mad Hatter, & Ra’s al Ghul.

    The Hit House is privileged & proud to have Chad on our team as a Sound-Bending Master & we look forward to his many future successes with all his endeavors.

    Watch the Emmys live on CBS on Sunday September 17.

    You can hear more of Chad’s incredible sound design work when Fox’s Gotham returns for a fourth season set to premiere on September 28, 2017.

  • A JOURNEY THAT CONNECTS US ALL

    In Disney/Pixar’s land of the dead, music reigns supreme.

    To introduce a tale about family & friends, both here & beyond, Disney/Pixar chose The Hit House’s track “Eustace” by composer Martyn Corbet, from our “Tales” album. The rollicking story of Coco, on finding meaning through true passion, unfolds through a brightly animated adventure.

    Directed by Lee Unkrich & co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco is one brave boy’s journey to unlock the real story behind his family’s history. Voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, the hero Miguel embarks on a quest to find truth through music, despite his family’s age-old ban on music. His entire life, Miguel has dreamt of creating music like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, voiced by Benjamin Bratt. After a series of fateful missteps he finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he searches for his destiny through the power of music.

    When your tale is in need of the ideal music to set the tone & take the viewer beyond the surface to the mysteries beyond, look no further. The Hit House has you covered. Disney/Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017.

    Hear The Hit House’s track, by composer Martyn Corbet, “Eustace,” below on SoundCloud:

  • TALES FOR THE JOURNEY AHEAD…

    Trailer music tracks by composers Scott Lee Miller, William August Hunt, Dan Diaz, Tori Letzler, and Martyn Corbet for The Hit House's orchestral fantasy album, "TALES: Chapter II."

    Traveler,

    We have heard the whispers of your greatness in the unlit corners of this Urban forest. Townsfolk pass down the mythos of you conquering fortress-like campaigns whilst discovering the mythical four quadrants of Demo-Graphica. The Conquistador of Campaigns they call you.

    The path you now walk is treacherous. The road behind is filled with the dreaded Facsimile Feline. The one ahead is unpaved, uncharted and under compensating. Yes friend, we have heard of your legends and the songs that play in your head as you assemble them. Our intrepid band of composers, Scott Lee Miller, William August Hunt, Dan Diaz, Tori Letzler, & Martyn Corbet have brought them to life with “Tales: Chapter II.”

    Journey on Traveler, journey on. Whether you be slaying beast, man, or thirty second spot, let us be the melody you hear.

    They will one day tell your Tale, Traveler, they will one day sing ours. For your consideration a selection on SoundCloud:
    “Puff” – 0:00 – 0:41 by William August Hunt
    “Vhagar” – 0:42 – 1:23 by Martyn Corbet
    “Morghul” – 1:24 – 1:58 by Scott Lee Miller
    “Sunfyre” – 1:59 – 2:31 by Tori Letzler
    “Glaurung” – 2:32 – 3:25 by Dan Diaz

  • DOUBLE THE EVIL WITHIN AN ORDINARY WORLD

    The Evil Within 2” Official Trailer & E3 Trailer announcement arrived with The Hit House’s cover song arrangement & performance.

    Don’t get it twisted, we pride ourselves on having warped minds at The Hit House HQ. But when we got a glimpse at Bethesda Softworks’ Evil Within 2 we knew whatever voices we were hearing were a kid’s playground by comparison. Thus, we embarked on a dark, haunted journey that would become the brightest spotlight yet to fall upon The Hit House as a full spectrum music company.

    Tasked by the Nefarious team at Petrol Advertising, our in-house Music Supervisor, Jesse Goodwin, began the hunt for the perfect song to brand the launch. After Duran Duran & Songs Publishing gave a resounding “Hell Yes!” to the idea, sinful composers Scott Lee Miller, William August Hunt, & sound designer Chad J. Hughes dove head first into a world of terror.

    Beginning with an interpolation of the famous melody into a top down custom score of the Gameplay & Story trailers, culminating into a massive horror cover for the full Announcement trailer, Bethesda Softworks was able to roll out a surprise announcement Short Film at E3 2017 of this insanely popular macabre franchise.

    So, while we have been sleeping here with the lights on for a few months, we are also extremely proud. Grab your favorite security blanket, close one eye, & watch the above to begin your journey through hell.

    The latest epic masterpiece from the genius of Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 is the latest evolution of survival horror. The tale begins with you playing as Detective Sebastian Castellanos having lost everything. But when a chance arises to save your daughter, you descent once more into the nether world of STEM, filled with nightmares & the evil beginnings of a former utopia. In it you must survive horrific threats emerging from every place as you choose whether or not to skulk in the shadows & hide to survive or take the battle to the foe with weapons & traps. With one chance at redemption, your only way out is in…

    Steel yourself for The Evil Within 2 as it releases worldwide on Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC. Always remember, you won’t cry for yesterday, & you will learn to survive, & The Hit House will be there for you.

  • UNCHARTED 4 “STEALS” GOLDEN TRAILERS AWARD

    A win in "Best Video Game TV Spot" for "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" by Playstation Creative with The Hit House's trailer music.

    The 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards voted Playstation Creative’s “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” with The Hit House’s music as “Best Video Game TV Spot.”

    In a night of competitive awards & massive amount of talent The Hit House was energized & invigorated by all the nominees & winners. We were fortunate that Sony Playstation’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End marketing was helmed by Playstation Creative who chose to use The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller’s unique cover of The Pixies’ “Where is My Mind” in their “Heads or Tails” spot (see below).

    The piece represented a wistful homage with stirring strings & the entrancing vocals of Ruby Friedman. A melody reimagined to fit the theme of the visuals, the Golden Trailer Awards judged it to be the perfect accompaniment to the action-adventure third-person shooter’s poignant narrative of love, loss, & ultimate redemption.

    The Hit House as always was humbled to be included in such incredible company as was represented at the 18th Annual GTA’s & looks forward to another productive year, culminating in 2018’s GTA show.

    Hear an extended version of “Nathan’s Brain” by Scott Lee Miller on SoundCloud: