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Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard Kerouac Concerts


09/16/2009
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(PR) Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard will perform songs from their collaborative album One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, along with other surprise material, at four concerts in October, underscoring the influential author's enduring legacy 40 years after his death on October 21, 1969.

The band features Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service), Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie), Mark Spencer (Son Volt) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats).

One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (F-Stop/Atlantic) features 12 original songs composed and performed by Farrar and Gibbard, with lyrics based on the prose of Jack Kerouac's landmark 1962 novel Big Sur. The album will be released October 20 along with a feature-length documentary of the same title in which both Gibbard and Farrar appear.

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 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith and Tom Waits.

The album and film will be released as a stand alone CD, a CD/DVD package, a limited edition boxed set packaged with the novel, a 24-page book on the documentary and the CD/DVD. The album will additionally be released on vinyl.

Preorders of the boxed set and CD/DVD package will ship to customers through the Kerouac movie website two weeks prior to the Oct 20 street date. Link here: https://kerouacmovie.hasawebstore.com/

JAY FARRAR & BENJAMIN GIBBARD TOUR DATES
10/23 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA (on sale 9/16)
10/24 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA (on sale 9/16)
10/26 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL (on sale 9/25)
10/28 Webster Hall New York, NY (on sale 9/18)



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