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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

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 also find… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

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, Mike D,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

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 Moon" with vocal… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am

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 - 12:04 pm

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 - 11:35 am

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 - 2:08 pm
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