Friday, September 25, 2015


Charlotte Gainsbourg and Justin Pearson in a scene from Asia Argento's new film, Incompresa. US title: Misunderstood.

Three One G Records presents Incompresa Songs, a collaboration between Three One G owner Justin Pearson and longtime friend and drummer Gabe Serbian. Pearson and Serbian have made music together for years as members of The Locust, Head Wound City, and other bands, and they have now teamed up to write and record music for the score of Incompresa (US title: Misunderstood), the new film directed by Asia Argento.

Asia, daughter of Italian horror master Dario Argento, recruited Pearson not only to help score her new film, she also cast him as an actor, playing none other than Charlotte Gainsbourg's punk boyfriend. The Hollywood Reporter's review reads: "A genre-crossing film about a lonely child is sad, funny, a little dark and very cruel... The pain and excess of [Argento's] early films is unexpectedly transmuted to rollicking black humor, making it a more universal and enjoyable story told with lively verve and a lot of imagination." 

Incompresa, an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival last year, opens in US theaters today, September 25th. 

Pearson and Serbian created various music for the film, including the two songs featured on Incompresa Songs – "Old Age Lasts Too Long" and "Attractive Mammals." They are short, sweet blasts of Pearson's signature howl and Serbian's signature bashing (he was named one of "The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music" by SPIN Magazine), embodying the raw punk spirit of Pearson's character in the film and the early '80s setting. 

Watch an excerpt from Incompresa, featuring the song "Old Age Lasts Too Long," exclusively via BrooklynVegan, here.

Three One G will release Incompresa Songs as a seven-inch on October 30th. Pre-order, here.

Read more about Justin Pearson and Three One G Records, here.