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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

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 a clip of the sweepingly bummed first single "Blue Moon," but now we finally get to hear the track in full. The strummy, orchestral song is forMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014

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 shows the album being pressed to vinyl, soundtracked by a portion of a new song called "Blue Moon" (which will be heard in an upcoming episode of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 17, 2014

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 heard Jim James' take on Bob Marley and now we've got Beck's version of the 1970 John Lennon/Phil Spector collab "Love." Listen below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 31, 2013

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Hey Joe” (Prod. Beck)

Controversial director Lars von Trier and indie darling actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg have one of the creepier director/actress relationships; they teamed up for the apocalyptic Melancholia and next year's hypersexed Nymphomaniac. For the latter, Gainsbourg has recorded a cover of the rock standard "Hey Joe" (popularized by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on their landmark debut AreMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 13, 2013

Beck Morning Phase Tracklist Revealed

Just before Halloween we learned about Morning Phase, the first Beck album since 2008's Modern Guilt that doesn't require the presence of someone who can read sheet music to experience. Then, just before Thanksgiving, we heard a live rendition of "Wave," which our own Tom Breihan described as "a simple and heartstoppingly beautiful… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013

Watch Beck Debut “Wave” And Jenny Lewis & Anne Hathaway Sing His Song Reader In L.A.

In a few weeks, Beck will release Morning Phase, his first proper new studio album since 2008. And over the weekend, he debuted the first of its songs, while the Los Angeles Philharmonic backed him up. The show, at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall, was dedicated to Beck's last non-studio album, the sheet music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013

Beck Joins The Anti-Spotify Club, Shares Spotify Playlist

Early next year, Beck will release the much-awaited Morning Phase, his first proper new album since 2008's Modern Guilt. He's stayed busy in that time, certainly, producing albums for people like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks and releasing his all-sheet-music Song Reader project and working on a bunch of still-unreleased projects,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013

Beck Teams With Warby Parker On Glasses, L.A. Song Reader Event

On 11/24, Beck will perform his sheet music-only album Song Reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a grip of guests at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The orchestra will be conducted by Beck's father, David Campbell, and they will be joined on stage by Jarvis Cocker, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, John C. Reilly,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 1, 2013

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra Blue Record EP

Portland/Kiwi combo Unknown Mortal Orchestra's follow up to January's sophomore set II is an acoustic EP called Blue Record. (Somebody tell Baroness!) It features spare unplugged versions of their own material plus covers of Beck and -- as we heard last month -- Dirty Projectors. And while an acoustic record might seem… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2013

Beck Announces New Album Morning Phase, A Companion Piece To Sea Change

Beck has kept busy this year releasing singles "Defriended," "I Won't Be Long," and "Gimme"; partnering with Ford Motor Company and Levi's; and touring here and abroad. Now he's ready to reveal the acoustic album that was promised in May. It's called Morning Phase and is out via hi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2013

Watch Beck & Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Perform “Let’s Get Lost” At Treasure Island

Both Beck and Sleigh Bells performed this past weekend at San Francisco's Treasure Island. Festival-goers were given a nice surprise when Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss joined Beck onstage for the live debut of his Bat For Lashes collaboration "Let's Get Lost," which originally appeared on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. Check out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of great bands showed up there over the weekend, from James Blake to Holy Ghost! to Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013

Watch Beck Debut “Wake Up,” A Song He Wrote For Doug Aitken’s Station To Station

Beck debuted a brand new song last night in Barstow, CA. "Wake Up" was written especially for his appearance in Doug Aitken's Station To Station project, and features a full choir and Beck (dressed sort of like a preacher) on acoustic guitar. Someone very close to the front took video and has uploaded it to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013

Beck – “Gimme”

Lately, we've been seeing reports that Beck has a new acoustic album in the works, and he's also released a pair of standalone singles, "Defriended" and "I Won't Be Long," in recent months. Today, Beck shared a third single, one that doesn't appear to be intended for any future album. "Gimme" i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2013

JJ DOOM – “Banished (Beck Remix)”

Keys To The Kuff was last summer's full-length debut from (MF) DOOM and Willie Isz-producer Jneiro Jarel's duo JJ DOOM. Their collaborative LP has gotten a refresh with the Butter Edition, which includes new tracks from the two, as well as remixes from a number of marquee artists, including Dave Sitek, Clams Casino, and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 5, 2013

Hear Wilco And Beck Do “Loser” & “California Stars” In Long Island

Right now, Wilco is on the huge AmericanaramA tour with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket, and a few nights ago, the big show came to the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. For that show Beck joined the bill, and he also came to the stage for a few collaborations during Wilco's set. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013

Beck – “I Won’t Be Long (Extended)” (Feat. Kim Gordon)

Earlier this month, Beck shared a soft, hazy, synthy new single called "I Won't Be Long." It didn't seem to be intended for Beck's forthcoming acoustic album, since it wasn't acoustic or anything, but it also seemed too good to live its life as an orphan. But now the plan makes a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013
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