Chat Pile Scores New Film, ‘Tenkiller’

Chat Pile Scores New Film, Tenkiller

The movie— which features Chat Pile frontman Raygun Busch— officially releases on November 18th. // Listen to score selects “Tenkiller” and “Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)” now.

Photo Credit:  Will Mecca.

Oklahoma’s Chat Pile have had an exciting year; they released their album God’s Country, toured the midwest and east coast in support of the album, announced their appearance at Roadburn Festival 2023, and while the band is working on LP2, they’re revealing details for their score for the indie film Tenkiller.

While not a proper full-length album, the Tenkiller score was written and recorded in the winter of 2020, and it waxes and wanes from the signature Chat Pile sound but also ventures into new ones— including arena country music.

The band comments, “The music we made for Tenkiller is quite a bit different than what you may come to expect from us. We were given the freedom to really experiment and explore territories that we’ve never done before.”  They continue, “It’s not going to be for everyone, but we hope some of you connect with what we set out to do.”

Listen to (+ share) “Tenkiller” and “Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)” on YouTube.

The Tenkiller score will be released digitally in full for Bandcamp Friday (exclusive) on November 18th.  The two singles, “Tenkiller” and “Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)” will be available as a limited-to-500 edition cassette single (pre-order).  The score will also be available on limited edition vinyl in 2023 from The Flenser.

About Tenkiller:  One year after the tragic death of his best friend, an eighteen-year-old machinist struggles with the split of his parents and the violent way of life surrounding him.

Releasing November 18th, 2022 on Amazon.


Original score by: Chat Pile

Written by: Jeremy Choate

Directed by: Kara and Jeremy Choate

DP: Kara Choate

Production Company: Blood Relative Films

Distributor: Buffalo8

Tenkiller score, track listing:

1. TAH
2. Badman
3. Dad’s Drunk
4. The Fabulous Shitheads
5. LE
6. The Return of Badman
7. Lake Time (Mr. Rodan)
8. Kids
10. Badman 3: Die Badman Die
11. B4dm4n
12. Punishment Box
13. Beck’s Theme
14.  OK
15. Badman V: A New Beginning
16. Bleeding Out
17. Tenkiller