In 2012 Beck released an album of sheet music, Song Reader. Earlier this week, on July 4, Beck played songs from this album with a full band in London at The Barbican. It was Beck’s first time playing songs from this album with a full band, and he was joined by a cast of collaborators including Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beth Orton, Conor J O’Brien of Villagers, the Staves, Guillemots, and various others. Watch footage from the show below.
Beck and Jarvis Cocker – “Why Did You Make Me Care?”
Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg Live – “Just Noise”
“Don’t Act Like Your Head Isn’t Hard”
Beck, Joan Wasser, and Conor J O’Brien – “Do We We Do”
“Rough On Rats” finale