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Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard

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

The 12-song set was released October 20 by F-Stop/Atlantic and serves as the soundtrack to a Kerouac documentary of the same name.

Farrar and Gibbard were approached by the filmmakers in 2007 about writing music for the film, which documents the author’s time spent in the Big Sur region of California. Both musicians are longtime Kerouac fans and, according to ...read more

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

The 12-song set was released October 20 by F-Stop/Atlantic and serves as the soundtrack to a Kerouac documentary of the same name.

Farrar and Gibbard were approached by the filmmakers in 2007 about writing music for the film, which documents the author’s time spent in the Big Sur region of California. Both musicians are longtime Kerouac fans and, according to Farrar, they drew about 90 percent of the album’s lyrics from his 1962 novel “Big Sur,” including a poem that appears as an addendum to the book, “Sea: Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur..

The recordings took place over a three-year period, with the initial session taking place in San Francisco during summer 2007.

“I’d never met Jay before, and we found ourselves in a studio with a film crew, just blinking at each other, diving right into recording sessions,” Gibbard told Billboard.com. “In that first session, we did three or four songs together. We had the trepidation of not really knowing each other; getting to know each other in real time as we were recording made for a beautiful recording..

Gibbard and Farrar (Uncle Tupelo, Sun Volt) share vocal duties, and are augmented by Brad Sarno on pedal steel, Aaron Espinoza on bass for the title track and Mark Spencer on multiple instruments. Farrar contributes various guitars, percussion and harmonica elements, and Gibbard contributes guitars as well as drums on several tracks. « hide

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One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur
2009

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