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Watch Jack White Cover Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” In San Francisco

Jack White did a short cover of Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” during his show in San Francisco. The two artists have done a lot together recently: they performed with each other last month at show in Providence and White contributed a song to Beck’s Song Reader compilation. The singer has covered “Devil’s Haircut” before when he… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Last night, Beck played Marymoor Park in Seattle with opener Jenny Lewis. As part of the show’s encore, Beck and Lewis took the stage together to do a surprisingly reverent and unironic version of Rod Stewart’s 1978 cheez-disco smash “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” Beck and Lewis traded off verses and even kinda looked and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Watch Beck Do “Loser” On Austin City Limits’ 40th Season Premiere

Austin City Limits begins its 40th season 10/4 on PBS, and to kick off the milestone, Beck is doing a full-hour performance of his hits. We’ve got a preview of that episode today. Watch a high-energy rendition of “Loser” and check out what ACL has in store for season 40 below. More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / August 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week’s music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn’t make it onto this week’s countdown. The videos that did the best this week relied on their performers’ charisma, and they burst with joy and movement… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am

Watch Stephen Colbert Ask “Why Beck Sad?” And Give Beck A Hug

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report last night, and in addition to performing “The Heart Is A Drum” and “Heaven’s Ladder,” he also sat down for an interview. Beck described his new album as “a little quiet, a little bit slow, good for massages and aromatherapy,” while Colbert asked the question that everyone wants to… More »

By: James Rettig / July 29, 2014 - 11:28 am

Beck – “Heart Is A Drum” Video

Today, Beck releases the guest-heavy recorded version of Song Reader, his sheet-music album. That’s the second LP Beck has dropped this year, following the elegantly bummed comeback album Morning Phase. And one of the many beautifully downcast songs on that album, “Heart Is A Drum,” now has a video from music-video hall-of-famer Sophie Muller. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014 - 10:17 am

Stream Beck’s Song Reader Album Feat. Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

Back in 2012, when he was taking a break from recording proper albums, Beck released Song Reader, an “album” made up of nothing but sheet music. And after refusing to play the songs in public for a long time, he staged a couple of big Song Reader concerts in London and L.A. Many of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014 - 8:56 am

Watch Jack White Join Beck On “Loser,” “Pay No Mind,” & “Where It’s At” In Providence

After headlining Newport Folk Festival on Saturday night, Jack White made his way over to Beck’s concert in nearby Providence, Rhode Island to perform for the whole encore. The two did “Loser” and “Pay No Mind” together and were joined by Sean Lennon for an extended version of “Where It’s At” before leaving the stage. More »

By: James Rettig / July 27, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck will only be performing one song (“Heaven’s Ladder”) himself and the rest of the songs will be interpreted by other artists, including Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Fun., father/son team Tweedy,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Beck’s Sheet Music Album Song Reader To Get A CD Release This Month?

Morning Phase, the gorgeous bum-out of an album that Beck released earlier this year, was the first album he’d recorded in six years, but it’s not the first one he wrote. In 2012, Beck published Song Reader, a sheet music “album.” The idea was that Beck had written the songs, but other people would decide… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 10:05 am

Watch Beck Cover Prince’s “1999” At Montreal International Jazz Fest

There was a time, circa Midnite Vultures, when every Beck song seemed to be aiming at Prince pastiche. That time was 1999, which is an appropriate time for such endeavors, all things considered. Yet Beck had never actually covered Prince’s “1999” until last week’s Montreal International Jazz Fest. Sean Lennon, whose band the Ghost Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 1, 2014 - 9:32 am

Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills And Cover Kanye, Beck, & Stooges In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White’s stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White and Kills singer Alison Mosshart, his Dead Weather bandmate. Mosshart came on stage early in the set to duet on White’s Blunderbuss single “Love Interruption,” and the Kills returned to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 27, 2014 - 12:58 pm

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.” Instead,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 8:42 am

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 - 1:20 pm

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 Adams’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2014 - 9:56 am

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 is probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 11:57 am

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 quick story… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 9:41 am

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 curious. Every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 9:16 am

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 - 1:17 pm

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 - 4:22 pm
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