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Preview Beck’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Sound & Vision”

Apparently, the American automotive industry isn’t doing that badly, since Lincoln appears to be spending a whole ton of money on a new series of reinterpreted art pieces called “Hello, Again.” And as part of that campaign, Beck and the great music video director Chris Milk are teaming up for a new version of David… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 11:15 am

The 10 Best Beck Songs

Beck boasts one of the most interesting, most schizophrenic discographies of any contemporary artist this side of David Bowie. Like Bowie, Beck has built a career on restlessness and reinvention, trouncing expectations impishly, almost recklessly. While rock-critic hindsight usually reveals this long-con approach as the thing that separates stars from legends, contenders from trendsetters (or,… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / January 17, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Beck Models For Yves Saint Laurent

Following a GQ photo spread featuring Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors flaunting their suit game — not to mention Lana Del Rey’s occasionally bizarre gig as the face of H&M — now Beck has made the transition from music to modeling. The sheet-music scribe just finished shooting a campaign for Yves St. Laurent. As GQMore »

By: Michael Nelson / January 9, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Hear Stephin Merritt Cover Beck’s “Old Shanghai” From Song Reader

As James Jackson Toth noted in our Premature Evaluation of Beck’s new Song Reader, lots of musicians (as well as some of us for whom the name “musician” is truly too generous) are performing, recording, and sharing versions of songs from the sheet-music “album,” but none of those people are Stephin Merritt. Well, one of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 14, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Premature Evaluation: Beck Song Reader

This is a first. I’m reviewing an album having only actually heard about a third of it. Of this third, the songs I’ve actually listened to are not performances by the artist whose name graces the album cover. In fact, I’m not sure he’s even heard any of these performances. I know for a factMore »

By: James Jackson Toth / December 7, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Beck – “NYC: 73-78″

The new double-CD compilation Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, put together by Glass and Beck, has a ton of indie stars remixing pieces from the experimental music legend. Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton, Memory Tapes, Cornelius, Pantha Du Prince, and many others contribute, and Beck himself has turned in the 21-minute “NYC: 73-78,” which stitches together and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012 - 10:53 am

Sea Change Turns 10

In 2012, the very idea of a breakup record has been rendered something of an anachronism. The divorce-album-as-discographical-inevitability is a phenomenon that historically occurs deep into an established artist’s career, and very few new artists are afforded that sort of shelf life anymore. But it wasn’t long ago that the notion of a mainstream artist… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / September 25, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Beck – “Michelangelo Antonioni” (Caetano Veloso Cover)

Next month, Universal will release A Tribute To Caetano Veloso, on which artists like Chrissy Hynde and Devendra Banhart will cover songs from the tropicalia innovator and general all-around Brazilian national treasure. The album includes a contribution from longtime tropicalia enthusiast and Veloso buddy Beck, who takes on “Michaelangelo Antonioni,” Veloso’s song for the Italia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2012 - 10:38 am

Beck – “Cities,” “Spiral Staircase,” & “Touch The People”

As previously reported, Beck has contributed three songs to the new Playstation 3 game Sound Shapes. And we’ve already heard a preview of “Cities.” But now, the video game is out, and versions of all three songs are out on the internet. In the gameplay videos below, we can hear the songs and see how… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012 - 8:56 am

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

New Beck Album Song Reader Only Available As Sheet Music

Yeah, the Flaming Lips have found some unusual ways to present their music — headphone concerts, Zaireeka — but man, they’ve got nothing on Beck. Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, the follow-up to the man’s Grammy-nominated Modern Guilt, will only be available as sheet music. According to Becks new, um, label (?), McSweeney’s:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 8, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Preview Beck’s Sound Shapes Track “Cities”

Earlier this week, we posted some info about the forthcoming PlayStation game Sound Shapes, a music-themed game that will feature three musical contributions from Beck. Today, via a new trailer, yielded a sample of “Cities,” one of the tracks Beck wrote for the game. Watch/listen below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 20, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Beck Writes Tunes For Playstation’s Sound Shapes

Billboard reports that Beck wrote three songs for the forthcoming music video game Sound Shapes, a title that will see release 8/7 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. His tracks “Cities,” “Touch the People” and “Spiral Staircase” will all soundtrack different levels of the game, which also contains original music from deadmau5, I Am Robot… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 9:39 am

Childish Gambino – “Silk Pillow” (Feat. Beck)

Childish Gambino, the rap alter-ego of Community’s Donald Glover, seems to be working overtime to make me take him seriously lately, an effort that includes collabs with great rappers like Schoolboy Q and Heems. And now he’s taken a different tack: A new track called “Silk Pillow” that features Beck. And not just any Beck:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Beck – “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” (Feat. Jack White)

Beck recently hooked up with old buddy Jack White to release a new single on Third Man. The 7″ features the new tracks “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” and “Blue Randy.” White produced both songs, playing drums on the latter and adding “punk vocals” to the former. “I Just Started Hating Some People… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2012 - 9:27 am

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Beck, Devendra Banhart @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 5/24/12

Beck is back. With the exception of his appearance at the Serge Gainsbourg tribute and a warm up show two nights before, It has been a few years since he has performed live. Coinciding nicely with his recently announced “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” on Third Man Records, Beck whipped through a 21-song… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Preview Beck’s New Third Man Single “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” b/w “Blue Randy”

Beck will issue a single through Third Man Records, and today, previews of the single’s two sides were made available on Third Man’s website. So go there to hear (really brief) snippets of the twang-heavy “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” and the downstated, old-school country ode “Blue Randy.” Jack White produced both songs,… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 23, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Beck – “Corrina, Corrina”

Beck is on his covers game these days. Last week, Beck released a gorgeous cover of the luminous oldie “I Only Have Eyes For You” for a Doug Aitken art installation. This year, he contributes an even prettier acoustic version of the traditional folk song “Corrina, Corrina” to Every Mother Counts 2012, a new benefit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Beck, No Age, High Places cover “I Only Have Eyes For You”

“I Only Have Eyes For You” is a classic American song, a standard written in 1934 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and most famously recorded by the Flamingos in 1959. And now a whole host of indie artists have recorded covers of the song for artist Doug Aitken’s installation “Song 1,” which comes to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012 - 4:01 pm
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