Sunday, August 30, 2009

Strange Collaboration: Farrar, Gibbard

Death Volt

From Rolling Stone:

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Son Volt frontman Jay Farrar have teamed up for a set of original music inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel Big Sur. The music will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the cult author entitled One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. Gibbard and Farrar, who began working on music for the project in 2007, used Kerouac’s own Big Sur prose for the song’s lyrics.

Both the documentary and its soundtrack, featuring 12 new songs from Gibbard and Farrar, will be released on October 20th, the 40th anniversary of Kerouac’s death. The doc will also feature appearances from both Gibbard and Farrar, as well as rock poet laureate and “living god” Tom Waits, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith and playwright Sam Shepard. One Fast Move Or I’m Gone will be released as a stand-alone album, a CD/DVD combo featuring the doc or a special edition with the CD/DVD, a 40-page book and a copy of Kerouac’s Big Sur.

As Rock Daily previously reported, Gibbard is a well-known follower of Kerouac’s works: On 2008’s Narrow Stairs, the track “Bixby Canyon Bridge” is filled with references to the Beat Generation author — Gibbard actually composed songs for the album while staying in the cabin Kerouac wrote about in Big Sur — and both We Have The Facts and We’re Voting Yes’s “Title Track” and “Lowell, MA” feature lyrics penned in the style of Kerouac (Lowell, Massachussets was Kerouac’s hometown.)

Check out the soundtrack’s track list below:

One Fast Move Or I’m Gone
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 I’m Gone”
9. “Final Horrors”
10. “Sea Engines”
11. “The Void”
12. “San Francisco”

Friday, August 28, 2009

(Not So) Monthly Playlist/Mixtape

1. Wilco - I'll Fight
2. The Cave Singers - Hen of the Woods
3. Sigur Ros - Olsen olsen
4. Mott the Hoople - Henry and the H-Bomb
5. Uncle Tupelo - Effigy
6. The Low Anthem - The Horizon is a Beltway
7. Son Volt - No Turning Back
8. Deer Tick - Smith Hill
9. Kudzu Kings - Amsterdam
10. Modest Mouse - Satellite Skin
11. Yim Yames - Love You To
12. Bob Dylan - Mississippi
13. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Thursday, August 27, 2009


One of my favorite acts Deer Tick is playing at the Lyric in Oxford, MS on Wednesday October 14, 2009. I am fired up!!!

Son Volt is playing Son Volt on Saturday November 7, 2009 (Northern Arizona Game) at 8:00 PM

The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy

I recently got The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy off of emusic, and I am truly impressed. They sound a bit like Ryan Adams or David Gray, but a touch more rough around the edges sound like Langhorne Slim or Lucero. Alt-Country fans should enjoy. The instrumentation contains catchy guitar riffs licks, yet it maintains simplicity and a crispy sound.

Hail from: Seattle, WA
Websites: Myspace; Bandsite
Sounds Like: Ryan Adams, David Gray, Langhorne Slim
Shows Coming Up:
Sep 23 2009 8:00P
Hi- Tone cafe Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oxford Music Updates

Thank you sir may I have another.

Drive By Truckers at the Lyric Friday, October 23 (Ole Miss v. Arkansas) weekend.

The Felice Brothers at Proud Larry's Saturday, September 19 (Ole Miss v. SE Louisiana weekend)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

New Releases and Amazon Deals

New Releases this past week:

Modest Mouse - EP No One's First and You're Next

Simone Felice's The Duke and The King release Nothing Gold Can Stay (on emusic)

Throw Me the Statue releases Creaturesque. (on emusic) (3.99 on Amazon MP3)

Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band

Jim James or his moniker Yim Yames' EP Tribute To (George Harrison)

Yacht - See Mystery Lights (on emusic)

Amazon 50 for $5.00 including Phoenix's new one, Sunset Rubdown's new one, Simon and Garfunkle, Radiohead, David Bowie, and Dirty Projectors, etc.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Deer Tick Mp3's (Dead Flowers, et al.)

Deer Tick - Dead Flowers from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Great Stuff

Oh, and Download the whole session on mp3 and also watch here.

Deer Tick - Houston, TX
Deer Tick - These Old Shoes
Deer Tick - The Dance Of Love
Deer Tick - Dirty Dishes
Deer Tick - Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover)