Watch Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand Perform At London Song Reader Event

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”

“I’m Down”

Beck, Joan Wasser, and Conor J O’Brien – “Do We We Do”

“Rough On Rats” finale