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Beck – “Looking For A Sign”

The new movie Jeff Who Lives At Home features a brand-new Beck song called “Looking For A Sign” on its soundtrack. It’s a dusty, heartbroken countryish lope, one that reminds me a bit of the stuff he was doing on Sea Change. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 2:17 pm

Beck Designs Sunglasses

Nobody could ever accuse Mr. Beck Hansen of being badly dressed. And now the man has linked with Oliver Peoples to design a new pair of sunglasses called the Double Helix. According to the Oliver Peoples website, the sunglasses were “inspired by his personal collection of deadstock ’80s sunglasses” and Beck was “very involved i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Feist – “How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)”

Beck and Feist are both single-named alt-pop icons with mass appeal; they are a natural pairing. And now they’ve linked up for a remix, with Beck taking on Feist’s slow-burning torch tune “How Come You Never Go There.” He chops up the song’s vocals and horn-honks a bit and adds some big, loping drums. Liste… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2011 - 10:46 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Paradisco” (Feat. Beck)

Music-royalty singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg previously teamed up with Beck to make 2009’s ridiculously pleasant IRM album, and Mr. Hansen also has his hands all over Gainsbourg’s forthcoming album Stage Whispers. Beck wrote and produced Gainsbourg’s lush dance song “Paradisco,” and you can stream it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011 - 11:45 am

Arcade Fire Cover “Helpless” With Neil Young

The Bridge School Benefit began celebrating its 25th year yesterday with performances by Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Beck, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and of course organizer Neil Young. Young joined fellow Canadians Arcade Fire for a stellar acoustic version of his “Helpless.” Watch and download:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2011 - 9:43 am

Beck Covers John Martyn

The beloved British folk-rock singer-songwriter John Martyn died back in 2009, and the new double-CD compilation Johnny Boy Would Love This features folks like Devendra Banhart, Vashti Bunyan, and Martyn collaborator Phil Collins paying Martyn tribute by covering his songs. We’ve already posted Robert Smith’s take on “Small Hours.” And now here’s another cut from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 1, 2011 - 11:46 am

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 8/28/11

It was a beautiful evening at the Hollywood Bowl for the KCRW-sponsored tribute to Serge Gainsbourg curated by Beck. The all star line up included Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Victoria Legrand (Beach House), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger), Zola Jesus, Lulu Gainsbourg,… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 29, 2011 - 9:34 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Terrible Angels” Video

“Terrible Angels” is the title track from Charlotte Gainsbourg’s forthcoming EP. Beck produced the song just like he produced Gainsbourg’s IRM album, but it’s a straightforwardly glammy dance-pop stomper, and it doesn’t really have any of his fingerprints. It’s basically a toned-down version of a Dr. Luke production, and it’s the last thing I expected… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2011 - 10:08 am

Stephen Malkmus Mirror Traffic Details

Matador announced Stephen Malkmus’s latest album with The Jicks today via their Matablog. The record’s called Mirror Traffic, and it was produced by Beck Hansen. Malkmus and Hansen recorded the album in early 2010, but because of Pavement’s touring schedule, they put Mirror Traffic on hold until they had more time. Matador praises Stephen Malkmus’… More »

By: jessica / May 24, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Beck Remixes Jamie Lidell

Beck and Jamie Lidell just released this remix of “Completely Exposed,” the first song on Jamie Lidell’s 2010 album, Compass. Listen below, and grab it in exchange for your email:… More »

By: jessica / May 10, 2011 - 6:04 pm

The Lonely Island & Beck – “Attracted To Us”

We knew Beck was one of the many guests on the upcoming Lonely Island album Turtleneck And Chain. Now you can hear him on “Attracted To Us,” a fast and bubbly singalong that reminds me of the Mae Shi because of the shouted/chanted group chorus and synths, and Childish Gambino for all the shoutouts to… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Thurston Moore – “Benediction” (Produced By Beck)

Thurston Moore’s newest solo album, the Beck Hansen-produced Demolished Thoughts, is out in May via Matador. It was recorded in Los Angeles and Northampton, MA. The title comes from The Faith’s “It’s Time.” (It’s also probably still the name of Moore’s hardcore band with J Mascis, Don Fleming, Andrew W.K., Awesome Allison, etc.) For a… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Beavis And Butt-head’s Best Video Commentary, In Celebration Of Their Return

Last year MTV mentioned that new episodes of Beavis and Butt-head were in the works, but there was no premiere announced, and creator Mike Judge had no comment. But MTV officially announced the show would be part of their summer lineup yesterday during their new programming presentation. Very exciting! Even Justin Beiber is stoked, because… More »

By: jessica / February 3, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Beck Remixes Lykke Li

Last week we heard Mike D’s remix of Lykke Li’s aggressive “Get Some.” It sounded a lot like his Matt & Kim remix. Beck’s remix suits Lykke Li a lot more. You could imagine her pounding out the beat on this remix during one of her shows. Vocals are pitched up, slowed down, and weird… More »

By: jessica / December 13, 2010 - 11:54 am

Beck – “Ramona” (Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack)

Here’s an isolated listen of “Ramona,” Beck’s ode to Scott Pilgrim’s love interest, the haver-of-seven-evil-ex-boyfriends Ramona Flowers, from the forthcoming indie-rock manga-satire graphic novel gone Hollywood adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Beck’s all over the soundtrack as the voice and noise behind Sex-Bob-Omb, Scott Pilgrim’s fictional band. On “Ramona,” it’s Beck playing Sex-Bob-Omb channeling… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2010 - 10:07 am

Devendra Banhart & Beck – “Life During Wartime”

“I did a song with Beck for Todd Solondz’ AMAZING new movie Life During Wartime!!! If ya haven’t seen his films check them all out, truly, one of the great luminaries,” Devendra Banhart said in an email about his collaboration with Beck. The song’s lyrics were written by Solondz, while the song itself was writte… More »

By: jessica / August 5, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Nigel Godrich – “Rumble” (Music From Scott Pilgrim)(Stereogum Premiere)

As mentioned, Edgar Wright’s Michael Cera-starring film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim is out in August with Nigel Godrich serving as executive producer of the indie-friendly soundtrack (to which Beck contributed original songs as Scott Pilgrim’s Sex-Bob-Omb) and the composer of an original score that includes collaborations — Cornelius and Beck’s “Katayanagi Twi… More »

By: brandon / August 3, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Tobacco – “Grape Aerosmith” (Feat. Beck) Video

In which a working stiff experiences raw sirloin bursting through his skin to the sounds of Beck’s disembodied moans and pleasantly dusky vocals, overtop Tobacco’s “Terrible Lie” reminiscent synth-wonk spunk. The album’s called Maniac Meat, which might explain at least one visual herein. Allen Cordell directs. It’s the second track (after “Fresh Hex“) we’ve heard… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Beck – “Summertime” (Scott Pilgrim OST Bonus Track)

Good timing on this one, as ComiCon is this week (Gabe is going!), and just yesterday Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, the sixth and final volume of the indie rock manga graphic novel you’re most likely to have read, was released. And as you might remember from the day the internet first freaked over the trailerMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 21, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Beck & Thurston Moore Cover Yanni

In the ’90s, Yanni was weirdly present in my life. I only watched Live At The Acropolis once (and maybe halfway through), but someone gave me a Yanni folder as a joke, I owned a promo copy of the album, and he came up often as a punchline in conversation (that hair, that mustache, the… More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2010 - 2:09 pm
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