There's been a dearth of good book-inspired rock of late, other than Mastodon's Leviathan which was back in 2004. Jay Farrar (Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt) a
There's been a dearth of good book-inspired rock of late, other than Mastodon's Leviathan which was back in 2004. Jay Farrar (Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service) hope to change that with a Jack Kerouac-inspired collaboration.
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Son Volt's Jay Farrar are collaborating on a side-project inspired by '50s Beat writer Jack Kerouac.
The pair met while recording songs for an upcoming Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, which examines the writer's life in the years after he published On the Road, the dizzying, drug-fueled novel that announced him as the voice of a generation.
I'm still holding out for an Uncle Tupelo reunion, but given the animosity between Farrar and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, I'm not holding my breath. I'll pretend a collaboration with Gibbard about a writer I never really got into will suffice!
This tune comes off of Wilco's most recent release, "The Whole Love". After several great releases, Wilco may have outdone their previous works yet again. Considering that their usual album cycle is about 2-3 years, hopefully that means that we'll be hearing some more great material sometime very soon. Read more...