Phoenix Scored "Somewhere"

You've heard their music in car commercials, you saw them win a Grammy, and, if you were lucky enough, you saw them at Coachella.  Now you're going to hear them in a movie.

French rock band Phoenix has provided the score for Sofia Coppola's ("Lost In Translation," "Marie Antionette") upcoming film "Somewhere," which stars Stephen Dorff and will be released later this year.

"She asked us to do some music, very in the spirit of 'Love Like a Sunset,' so we tried to put that track and elements of the track in the movie, and it worked well," Phoenix guitarist Christian Mazzalai told MTV. "And then we wrote very small pieces of music, very minimal music for the movie too. ... We're very proud of it."

 While it's not a big surprise that Phoenix is teaming up with Coppola (she has a child with Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars already with another one on the way, and used Phoenix song "Too Young" in "Lost In Translation") it's exciting to hear that the talented rockers will get a chance to stretch their creativity even further.

What do you think?  Did you check out Karen O's soundtrack to "Where The Wild Things Are?" Do you like it when bands or band members score movies?