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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 Harris… 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 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 songs…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 10:31 am

Beck To Perform Song Reader In London With Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand

Last year, Beck released Song Reader, an album that was only available as sheet music; it's still the closest thing to a proper album he's…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 10:53 am

Beck To Preview New Acoustic LP On Tour

Beck Hansen hasn't released a proper album since 2008's less-than-inspiring Modern Guilt, and he's spent the intervening years keeping himself busy with endearingly loony projects:…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2013 - 9:17 am

Beck – “Sound And Vision” 360-Degree Interactive Video

Well, Beck wins music videos for the day, probably for the week provided Kanye doesn't release "Runaway II" or something. While last week it didn't…
Miles Bowe | February 19, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Watch Beck Cover Bowie’s “Sound And Vision” With A 167-Piece Orchestra

There is so much going on here, I can hardly wrap my head around the whole thing. Beck and 160+ musicians have recorded a new,…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 9:27 am
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