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from Billboard Magazine

Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar Team Up For Kerouac Soundtrack

by Michael D. Ayers, N.Y.

In an ode to iconic author Jack Kerouac, alt-country veteran Jay Farrar has teamed up with Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard for a collaborative album entitled “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur,” has learned.

The twelve song set is due October 20 via F-Stop/Atlantic and will serve as the soundtrack to the Kerouac documentary of the same title.  Farrar and Gibbard were approached by the filmmakers in 2007 about writing music for the film, which documents the events surrounding the author’s time spent in the Big Sur region of California.

Both musicians are long time Kerouac fans and according to Farrar, about 90% of the album’s lyrics draw directly from the Big Sur text, including the poem “Sea: Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur.”  The recordings came to fruition over the course of three years, with the initial session taking place in San Francisco during summer 2007.

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Posted on August 16, 2009 by Editor

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