When I spoke with Jay Farrar a few months ago, he mentioned that the Jack Kerouac-inspired project he recorded with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard was "in the works, and it could possibly come out in the fall, like around October."
Good estimate: A press release just landed in my inbox stating that the collaboration, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, is due October 20 from F-Stop/Atlantic Records. The collection's twelve songs feature lyrics based on the prose of Kerouac's 1962 novel, Big Sur. A feature-length documentary is also being released with the album. More details on this -- and a tracklisting -- after the jump.
Jim Sampas, (Badlands, Kerouac--kicks joy darkness) is executive producer of the album. The documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, is directed by Curt Worden and produced by Gloria Bailen and Jim Sampas of Kerouac Films. The film features appearances by writers, poets, actors and musicians including, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Sam Shepard. The album and film will be released on October 20, the day before the 40th anniversary of Kerouac1s death, as a stand alone CD, a CD/DVD package, a limited edition boxed set packaged with the novel, a 40-page book on the documentary and the CD/DVD. The album will additionally be released on vinyl.
1. California Zephyr 2. Low Life Kingdom 3. Willamine 4. All In One 5. Breathe Our Iodine 6. These Roads Don't Move 7. Big Sur 8. One Fast Move Or I1m Gone 9. Final Horrors 10. Sea Engines 11. The Void 12. San Francisco