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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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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
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2013 - 10:24 am
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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 ca…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 4:47 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2013 - 4:26 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2013 - 9:23 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

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…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2013 - 12:25 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2013 - 9:02 pm
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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 Alexi…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 21, 2013 - 6:29 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm
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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 Statio…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 5:42 pm

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"…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2013 - 11:24 am
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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 gotte…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 5, 2013 - 1:22 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2013 - 9:19 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 9:29 am
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Jonathan Boulet – “I’m Down” (Beck Cover)

Beck Hansen's forward thinking experiment in sound transmission/throwback to Tin Pan Alley sound transmission Song Reader, the album available only as sheet music, has made…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Watch Beck Mash Up Michael Jackson & T. Rex Live In Paris

Days Off Festival is happening right now in Paris. Earlier this week, Beck played the fest. Check out a highlight from his set below --…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 3:21 pm
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Watch Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand Perform At London Song Reader Event

In 2012 Beck released an album of sheet music, Song Reader. Earlier this week, on July 4, Beck played songs from this album with a…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

Beck – “I Won’t Be Long”

Beck has lately been working on a new acoustic album, the follow-up to his 2012 sheet music affair Song Reader. But lately, he's debuted a…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2013 - 8:44 am
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Beck – “Defriended”

In 2009, "unfriend" was named the Oxford Word Of The Year (unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking
Michael Nelson | June 4, 2013 - 3:27 pm
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Watch Beck Play Song Reader Songs Live In Santa Cruz

Last year, Beck released Song Reader, an album that consisted only of sheet music. He then spent months declining all requests to play the song…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 10:31 am
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