Tom Vek, Best Coast and Au Revoir Simone collaborate with Johnny Marr

Gadabout guitarist inspires Best Coast, Tom Vek and more for Ray Ban

19.10.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

Johnny Marr has collaborated on an interesting new project with four of the indie world’s brightest young stars in the form of Best Coast, Tom Vek, Au Revoir Simone and Mona. The former Smiths/Cribs/Modest Mouse guitarist provided five ideas or objects which each act would take inspiration from to write a brand new song.

Marr wrote a poem, took a picture, pulled a quote from Schiller, used a very old map and recorded a piece of music which were to provide the creative spark for the younger acts.

You can read Marr’s explanation of each object as well as hear the final results from all of the acts over at Spin