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“I want you to know that it’s our time/ You and me bleed the same light.” That intuitive nonsense is the hook from “I Want You To Know,” the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

As you might’ve heard, Beck won a Grammy for Album Of The Year about a week and a half ago, for his early 2014 release Morning Phase. I don’t know if your Twitter feed looked anything like mine, but let’s say people were less than supportive of this decision — because, of course, Beck beat… More »

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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.
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…
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…
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…
Miles Bowe | April 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm

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

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay.
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…
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…
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 --…
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…
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…
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: Hundred…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2014 - 10:18 am

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…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2014 - 4:37 pm

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,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 9:55 am

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…
Stereogum | February 7, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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" i…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 8:39 am

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…
Stereogum | January 24, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Beck – “Blue Moon”

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…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 8:52 am

Preview Beck’s “Blue Moon” In The Morning Phase Trailer

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…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Beck – “Love” (John Lennon Cover)

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…
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2013 - 11:06 am
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