Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of

Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of remixes created by fans. Beforehand, frontman Travis Morrison tells Billboard.com he will hit Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco to begin work on his solo debut with assistance from Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla.

"I've got a LOT of songs, but I'm not really sure what is gonna happen when we get out there," he says. In terms of who else may play on the record, Morrison offers, "we have some ringers in the works, none confirmed." Morrison's official Web site is currently hosting a download of the solo track "Sixteen Types of People."

Meanwhile, the Dismemberment Plan remix album is set to feature fan interpretations of 11 songs and will tentatively be released in June by Desoto. Asked to describe some of the notable contributions, Morrison reveals, "'The Face of the Earth' is good for out-there weirdness, 'The City' is great for musicality, and 'Superpowers' is the best utter hijacking and recontextualizing of the song. It sounds like John Denver."

Other songs that have been remixed for the album include "What Do You Want Me To Say?," "Academy Award," "Following Through," "Secret Curse," "The Other Side," "The Jitters," "Time Bomb," and "A Life of Possibilities."

As for the band's final tour, "we will probably do about seven weeks, starting in June," Morrison says. Expect a handful of rarely performed tracks to be revived. "'This Is the Life' is at the top of my list. 'Since You Died.' 'It's So You.' Anything with 'you' in it." Morrison remains mum on the roster of opening acts for the trek, but says, "this is, in a way, our 'Last Waltz,' so we want it to be classic, and there will be some really amazing pairings of good friends and today's best bands."

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