Chris Farren "Death Don't Wait (Original Soundtrack)" LP (Clear Vinyl)
Throughout 2021, Farren's restless creative energy led him to fixate on the idea of soundtracking a feature-length film. The only problem was he didn't have a film to work on, so he decided to write for a fake film of his own - after all, Farren has been known to chase a ridiculous idea to the very end. He started studying action movies and their scores for inspiration, specifically thrillers from French, Italian, and American cinema of the 60s and 70s, and of course, a healthy dose of James Bond flicks.
The result is Death Don't Wait, the real soundtrack to a Neo-noir action movie that doesn't exist, with tracks that would properly suit the specific moods of helicopter shoot-outs or villain headquarter explosions ("Attacked by Dogs," "Red Wire Blue Wire," "Car Chase!"), yet somehow feels distinct to Farren's own style of indie rock. With contributions from Laura Stevenson (who sings lead on the album's title track), Jeff Rosenstock, Macseal's Frankie Impastato, and AJJ's Mark Glick, Death Don't Wait is a moody, dramatic rollercoaster of an album that simultaneously feels precise and direct - action music that only Chris Farren could dream up.