Beck Album/Hear Single Now!


As we reported earlier this month, Beck has recorded a new album, produced with Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), to be released this summer. The as yet untitled album contains 10 new songs.

Having met a few years ago, Beck and Danger Mouse had planned to work together at some point, finally convening last December to do a few songs. Encouraged by the results, they decided to make an entire record and over the next few months recorded extensively, with the goal of using only 10 pieces in the end.

The result is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album's ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse's shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.

The album's diversity of tone is belied by an emphasis on songwriting and musical concision, with the album clocking in at a little over 30 minutes.

The album represents the first new Beck music since last year's Grammy-nominated digital single "Timebomb." The new songs also mark the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005's platinum Guero and 2006's universally acclaimed The Information.

On the live front, Beck will play his biggest hometown headline show to date September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl. The bill will also feature special guests Spoon and MGMT and is the first headline date announced on a U.S. itinerary that so far includes the Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot festivals.

Listen to Beck's brand new track "Chemtrails" right here:

Beck tour dates available here...

[Published on: 5/22/08]

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CSchneids929 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/22/2008 01:39PM
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beck is the shiznat

breckenridgejam starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/22/2008 01:55PM
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I can't wait for Friday night at the Outside Lands Festival, the shiz is going to be rowdy!!! Radiohead, Beck, Lyrics Born, Manu Chao and Steel Pulse all in Golden Gate Park on the same day, damn!

steveanderson81 starstarstarstar Thu 5/22/2008 02:27PM
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Beck is the musical chameleon of our time...never stays in one spot too long. Should be good record.

gratefuled starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/22/2008 03:27PM
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Nice! I wasn't too into the last album, but this sounds pretty shweet! Looking forward to seeing Wilco and Beck on back-to-back nights in Bend, OR.

fonsja Thu 5/22/2008 05:01PM
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Minneap Hopefully?

jimvrountree Thu 5/22/2008 05:08PM
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this is great and all, but WHEN THE HELL IS IT COMING OUT??????

that is all.

Muffinman1 Thu 5/22/2008 05:13PM
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I can't wait for this album, The Information was hot, and Steveanderson81 is right, every Beck album is different and I fully expect that this one won't dissapoint, especially since Danger's involved.

jesposito Fri 5/23/2008 06:53AM
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i thought his new album is titled Modern Guilt? thats what stereogum says... either way, i'm sure its gonna be amazing especially with danger mouse involved! can't wait for this one. i'd love to hear some more Midnite Vultures kinda stuff.

flygolf starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/23/2008 07:46AM
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One of just a few artists that have earned hero status in my book. Constantly fresh and always hip. Solid band too. I'm flying to damn Texas to see him at ACL. I'm selfishly hopeful for a rare FLA date this fall. Can't wait to hear this album...

Death Cube K starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/23/2008 04:22PM
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Death Cube K

Ooh Ooh Ooh, Peaches and Cream!

redhed starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/27/2008 05:07AM
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beck with mgmt, sweet. sounds like a cool waterfront show in louisville. that's right beck you have fans in kentucky, come see us


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