A story always begins with an idea, but for me that story won't get written without a soundtrack. I can never start writing until I have the "feeling" of the story just right. That feeling basically sets the mood and foundation of the story and helps me get ideas whenever I'm feeling stuck. For KATE TRIUMPH my "feeling" song was "23" by Blonde Redhead. I knew as soon as I heard it that it would be played over and over again until the beginning was just right.
And as for the rest of the story, here's a list of all the songs that contributed to the making of KATE TRIUMPH: (in alphabetical order)
Amandine "For all the Marbles"
Animal Collective "My Girls"
Beirut "Elephant Gun"
Blonde Redhead "23"
The Cinematic Orchestra "To Build You A Home"
The Decemberists "The Crane Wife 3"
John Mayer "Say"
My Morning Jacket "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Pt. 2"
The New Pornographers "The Bleeding Heart Show"
Peter Bjorn and John "Nothing to Worry About"
Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye"
Stars "Look Up"
Stars "Take Me To The Riot"
Enjoy the music! And I hope you enjoy KATE!