"Song Reader crystallizes the maturation of the white indie set to the new ruling class—an arc traced by Beck’s own career. This is a world of people who are mellow, organized, emotive within reason, a little retro, and graced with just a zest of modernity."

Mike Powell reviews Song Reader, which features artists including Jarvis Cocker, Jack White, and Jeff Tweedy interpreting songs from Beck’s sheet music project from 2012.




Read Ryan Dombal's review of Beck's 12th studio album, Morning Phase.

(Source: Spotify)



Listen to “Blue Moon”, the first single from Beck’s Morning Phase.

Listen to “Blue Moon”, the first single from Beck’s Morning Phase.



Watch a teaser video featuring new music from Beck’s forthcoming Morning Phase, his first new album in six years.

Watch a teaser video featuring new music from Beck’s forthcoming Morning Phase, his first new album in six years.



Listen to a spaced-out new song from Beck called "Defriended".

Listen to a spaced-out new song from Beck called "Defriended".



It looks like Beck will release a new acoustic album this year, his first proper LP in five years.

It looks like Beck will release a new acoustic album this year, his first proper LP in five years.




kateoplis:

Beck reimagines Bowie’s “Sound & Vision”, with 160 musicians. Directed by Chris Milk.





Beck talks to us about his sheet-music album Song Reader and where he’s headed next musically in our latest feature interview. Photo by Gina Ribisi.

Beck talks to us about his sheet-music album Song Reader and where he’s headed next musically in our latest feature interview. Photo by Gina Ribisi.



For his next trick, Beck is teaming up with McSweeny’s to release Song Reader, an “album” that features 20 brand new Beck tunes in sheet-music form only.

For his next trick, Beck is teaming up with McSweeny’s to release Song Reader, an “album” that features 20 brand new Beck tunes in sheet-music form only.




jakefogelnest:

Beck’s 8-year-old son Cosimo storms the stage with dance moves while he plays “E-Pro” last night.



Beck’s forthcoming one-off single on Third Man Records— fronted by the awesomely titled "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" and featuring production and instrumentation from Jack White— is out May 28.

Beck’s forthcoming one-off single on Third Man Records— fronted by the awesomely titled "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" and featuring production and instrumentation from Jack White— is out May 28.



Listen to Beck's sweet, wafting new cover of oldie “I Only Have Eyes for You”— part of multimedia artist Doug Aitken's "SONG 1" project— here. It’s our latest Best New Track.

Listen to Beck's sweet, wafting new cover of oldie “I Only Have Eyes for You”— part of multimedia artist Doug Aitken's "SONG 1" project— here. It’s our latest Best New Track.





Photo by Autumn de Wilde. 

Photo by Autumn de Wilde