As Smart as We Are

From the January 26th Publisher’s Weekly:

An unusual anthology that will star a number of prominent authors as lyricists for a “lit rock” group was signed by Brooklyn’s small Soft Skull Press. It’s called As Smart as We Are, after a line in one of the songs, and will offer work by 17 writers, including such marquee names as Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, A.M. Homes, Jonathan Lethem, Neil Gaiman and Rick Moody, among others. They have all written for a Brooklyn-based group called One Ring Zero, which has become a kind of house band for McSweeney’s Publishing, and their work will appear along with a CD of their songs. The project was signed by Soft Skull publisher Richard Eoin Nash, for publication in May.
–John F. Baker

You can find more about the As Smart As We Are CD on One Ring Zero’s website, and through this article in the October 10th Forward (Neil has also mentioned it on his journal back in December).