On The RoadSon Volt frontman Jay Farrar and Death Cab's Ben GibbardThe Riverfront Times
The two initially came together for the soundtrack toOne Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur,
the 2008 documentary that reimagines Kerouac's time in California's Big Sur
mountains and in New York City during the writing of his novel Big Sur.
Farrar adapted Kerouac's prose into lyrics for the film's soundtrack and performed them with Gibbard. The Death Cab/Postal Service frontman let Paste readers in on his kinship with Kerouac in an essay last spring, written from a cabin in Big Sur from which Gibbard was drawing inspiration for a new Death Cab album.
After collaborating on the soundtrack to One Fast Move, Farrar and Gibbard continued to work together in the studio. Details about the evolving project are scarce, but we can expect good things if we take the folks from One Fast Move at their word: "Farrar and Gibbard's partnership seems to have been ordained."
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