In support of their homage to iconic American beat poet Jack Kerouac One Fast Move or I’m Gone, Farrar and Gibbard cut a four track session with NPR that aired in December ‘09, the album itself took a few spins to sink in with me, but it’s rewarding of your patience and is well worth adding to your wish list.
Pete Molinari has a new album out of the 7th June A Train Bound for Glory hopefully he’ll pick up some thoroughly deserved wider recognition and sales from his recent TV début on Later – the new album follows on from his excellent 7 Track CD / 4 track 10″ Vinyl EP, Today Tomorrow and Forever plugged on the blog last year, just prior to it’s release Pete was in session with Bob Harris, talking country, Kerouac, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Little Richard and recording in Nashville with the legendary Jordanaires who appeared on two tracks.
Really looking forward to Pete’s upcoming album and my appetite was further whetted after watching a performance of Streetcar Named Desire on Later earlier this month. If you like what hear check out Pete’s back catalogue at Damaged Goods.
Son Volt’s “American Central Dust” is one of my favourite albums of the year so far and won’t be Jay Farrar’s only release of ’09, Paste has an update of the collaboration with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and their soundtrack to the new Jack Kerouac documentary “One Fast Move or I’m Gone Kerouac’s Big Sur“, the full article is here and you can check out details of the DVD at the documentary website here. Could be one of the surprise releases of the year, looking forward to listening to this one which is due to be released October 20th.