One Fast Move or I’m Gone, the Jack Kerouac-inspired album from Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, will finally hit shelves late next month after a couple years in the making. The collaboration started back in ‘07 when the pair contributed songs to a soundtrack project for the documentary One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, but then they “both wound up in the studio together, just sort of decided to take a step further and record a whole batch of songs,” Farrar said. “It’s kind of evolved into a real project.”
Oh, it’s definitely a real project now. So what does it sound like? We already heard a song with Farrar on vocals, but now NPR has an exclusive first listen to the Gibbard-sung track “These Roads Don’t Move” and it sounds exactly as you might expect: alt-country meets Death Cab. Stream the song at NPR here.