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  • MUTANTS NEED NO EDUCATION

    Pink Floyd cover song features in “The New Mutants” official trailer.

    20th Century Fox & Marvel Entertainment’s The New Mutants trailer revealed a whole new style to the X-Men genre, that of horror. To go along with the theme of a younger generation & the persecution they face under the guise of an “education” at a hospital, the choice of music became Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2).” The Hit House is proud to be part of bringing to life this spine-chilling cover & while we probably won’t be letting our young kids see the movie anytime soon, we were happy to let them sing for their college funds.

    Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants focuses on 5 young mutants who are just learning to deal with their newly found powers, while at the same time living through the hellish persecution their kind experiences in a secret facility. The 11th installment in the X-Men film series, this film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, & Alice Braga.

    The New Mutants movie arrives on April 13, 2018, & with it everyone else’s demons come home to roost. Until then, when you need custom or original music for your next project, The Hit House will be happy to help you add another brick to the wall, or if the project requires, tear it down.

  • RETURN TO THE NIGHTMARE

    “The Evil Within 2” arrived on Friday the 13th & with it The Hit House’s cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.”

    The highly anticipated day of October 13, finally arrived & with it legions of fans of The Evil Within franchise by Bethesda Softworks, were finally able to play The Evil Within 2 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, or PC. By popular request, The Hit House’s cover song arrangement & performance by Scott Lee Miller & William August Hunt of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” was also made available on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, & Amazon Music.

    Originally heard in the Official E3 Announcement trailer (below), The Hit House’s cover song, in addition to arrangement & performance, included vocals by Matt Goodwin, Scott Lee Miller & one of The Hit House’s youngest team members. Against the backdrop of the creative genius of developer Shinji Mikami & his team from Tango Gameworks, the Duran Duran cover Ordinary World fit the mold perfectly as shepherded by creative team at Petrol Advertising. The Evil Within 2 game is at its heart a story of redemption. Blending psychological thrills into a third-person survival horror video game, the player finds him or herself in the role of Detective Sebastian Castellanos, who must enter a nightmarish world, fueled by the remnants of a once perfect town, to save his daughter Lily. Every corner, twist & turn reveals more horrific hell spawn & evil creatures dead set on ending Sebastian. The only question that remains is, will the player win by skulking in the shadows & attacking, attempting to sprint through the maze of horrors, or enter the arena with guns blazing, but only limited ammunition?

    If you have not yet ordered The Evil Within 2, do so immediately. And when you’re looking for a brief respite from the carnage, be sure to check out the game’s soundtrack with The Hit House’s cover of “Ordinary World.”

  • 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