Showing All "Beck" Posts

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have history with Beck -- he produced their 2011 album Mirror Traffic -- so consider it no surprise that, with the release of Morning Phase imminent, the jammy Portland…   Read Story »
You know the Mad Men theme; you love the Mad Men theme. Perhaps you know it's an RJD2 beat called "A Beautiful Mine" originally used on his collaborative album with Aceyalone, Magnificent City.…   Read Story »
Beck hasn't made an album under his own name in six years, but he's done plenty of thinking about albums -- about how they work, about what they can do. He's taken to producing albums for other…   Read Story »
In most weeks, any of the top 3, maybe top 4 songs on this list could have made a valid claim for the No. 1 spot. But the song that did take home the gold did so with authority: "Rap song of 2014…   Read Story »
After first sharing "Blue Moon," a lovely song from his new album Morning Phase, Beck is letting the world hear another one. "Waking Light" is a soulful, twinkling, beautifully orchestrated callback…   Read Story »
Heading into Grammy weekend, it's kind of fitting that this week's 5 Best Songs includes a couple artists with a dozen total Grammy awards under their collective belts, and another act that's up for…   Read Story »
In just over a month, Beck will return with Morning Phase, his first new studio album since 2008. He's already posted an album trailer with a clip of the sweepingly bummed first single "Blue Moon,"…   Read Story »
Although Beck debuted "Wave" in concert last year, we've heard no recorded music from Morning Phase thus far. That changes now: A new promotional video shows the album being pressed to vinyl,…   Read Story »
Earlier this month we learned about Starbucks' forthcoming Sweetheart 2014, the coffee retailer's fifth compilation of indie-minded artists covering their favorite love songs. We've already heard Jim…   Read Story »