Showing All "Beck" Posts

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. Chris Martin's band has been a punchline since that first fresh-faced beach walk, and there are some good reasons for that. When your debut album…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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 »