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Jenny Lewis – “Just One Of The Guys”

It's been six years since the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released Acid Tongue, her last solo album, and she returns this summer with the new one The Voyager. Ryan Adams, along with frequent collaborator Mike Viola, produced most of the album, but he wasn't behind lead single "Just One Of The Guys."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014

Hear Natasha Khan & Beck’s “Under The Indigo Moon” In Her YMC Short Film

Four years ago, Beck and Bat For Lashes teamed up on "Let's Get Lost," a really great song that ended up on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack. Apparently, Beck and B4L's Natasha Khan have remained friends ever since, and together, they put together the short and low-key track "Under The Indigo Moon." The song soundtracks Khan'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014

Jenny Lewis Details Insomnia-Inspired The Voyager, Prod. By Ryan Adams

The former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis hasn't released a solo album since 2008's Acid Tongue, but she'll make her big return this summer with the long-awaited new one The Voyager. As it turns out, Ryan Adams produced most of the new album alongside his musical partner Mike Viola, and she recorded it at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2014

Watch Beck Play Kimmel

Now that his lovely singer-songwriterly album Morning Phase is out and his two Coachella sets are done, the Beck comeback is officially in full swing. Last night, he brought his single "Blue Moon" to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel had Beck perform on the show's outdoor festival stage, which was smart, since California twilight… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014

Watch Beck Cover Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” At Coachella

At the end of this past weekend's Coachella, Beck joined headliners Arcade Fire onstage to cover Prince's "Controversy." But that wasn't the only time Beck nodded to Arcade Fire during the weekend. During his own set on Sunday night, Beck played a quick acoustic cover of Arcade Fire's classic "Rebellion (Lies)," telling a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014

Arcade Fire Close Out Coachella With Fake Daft Punk, Real Beck

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the last night of this year's second Coachella weekend. The previous week, they'd brought Debbie Harry to the stage and covered Blondie's "Heart Of Glass," and their stage show also included Aaron Paul in a pope costume. But on the second weekend, Arcade Fire did something considerably more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014

Watch Beck Play Ellen

Beck has been making the rounds on TV to promote his new album, Morning Phase. In addition to stopping by Fallon and SNL, he's now made his day timetelevision debut on Ellen. Watch him play "Blue Moon" below and be sure to check out our Premature Evaluation of the album. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 1, 2014

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

Watch Beck Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Beck brought his Morning Phase to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night. Whereas he busted out "Blue Moon" and "Wave" on SNL, this time it was "Waking Light" with "Say Goodbye" as an online exclusive. Once again, J Tillman aka Father John Misty was in his band. Watch both songs below, where you'll… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young's PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono's praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014

Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

Today, Beck's Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he's playing Saturday Night Live -- for the seventh time in his career -- with host Jim Parsons. (Well, to celebrate and maybe also to promote his brand-new release, Morning Phase.) Check out his SNL performance of Morning Phase tracks "Blue… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014

Watch Beck’s SNL Promos

Beck will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday -- the exact 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold's release -- and he's recorded some promos for it with host Jim Parsons and cast member Cecily Strong. Watch below and you'll learn Beck's catchphrase. More »

By: James Rettig / February 28, 2014

Mellow Gold Turns 20

Has "Loser" aged well? I honestly have no idea because I can't hear "Loser" as a song anymore. Years ago, "Loser" entered that "Smells Like Teen Spirit"/"Hey Ya" rarefied air, the territory of massively important songs so overplayed that they become a part of the air, that they become as familiar as the contours of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2014

An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

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 download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse's mashup of the Beatles' self-titled "White Album" and Jay Z's The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2014

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mash Up Beck’s “Golden Age” & “Debra” With “Gold Soundz”

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 indie-rock combo paid tribute to the good Mr. Hansen Thursday at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. During the Jicks' encore, a cover… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2014

Beck Turned Down Multiple Offers To Write The Mad Men Theme

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. (How's that for reverse-engineering a recognizable sample?) But it turns out RJ wasn't AMC's first choice to soundtrack the acclaimed drama's iconic… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2014

Premature Evaluation: Beck Morning Phase

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 people, and one of those, Charlotte Gainsbourg's IRM, is the strongest Beck-associated LP since Sea Change (or, at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 thus far, easily," says Tom. So what made the list, what didn't,… More »

By: Stereogum / February 7, 2014

Beck – “Waking Light”

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 to the early '70s days of California singer-songwriter psychedelia, a time when artists like Harry Nilsson would spare no expense in piling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 their first this year, and yet another whose song here takes a (playful) shot at an artist who's up for… More »

By: Stereogum / January 24, 2014
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