Beady Eye Recording New Album With Dave Sitek

Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye (aka Oasis minus Noel Gallagher) aren’t exactly known for being adventurous, forward-thinking musicians: They’ve made a career out of aping the Beatles; they were most recently featured on Stereogum for their choice to include Oasis songs from 1995 in their 2012 live sets. And Dave Sitek’s resume isn’t filled with albums by retro dad-rockers: beyond his own band, TV On The Radio, Sitek has recently worked with or remixed the likes of CSS, Icky Blossoms, Lykke Li, and Usher. So it’s pretty bizarre and intriguing to imagine what the Sitek-produced Beady Eye sophomore album will sound like. Yep, you read that right. In a post on the band’s Facebook page today, someone in the social-media department of camp Beady Eye announced that, “There’s a new record on the way! Back in the studio as of today with producer Dave Sitek.” By way of context: the band’s first album, 2011’s Different Gear, Still Speeding, was produced by Steve Lillywhite who made his name producing the first three U2 albums and has worked with everyone from Simple Minds to Dave Matthews Band in the interim. It should certainly produce interesting results, if nothing else. Your move, big brother.