Beck certainly hasn't been resting on his laurels. He's been working on a variety of new songs and projects, and he recently contributed to the an art installation at the Hirshhorn Museum, lent a song to the 'Jeff Who Lives at Home' soundtrack, recorded another with Jack White for White's Third Man Records and even composed tunes for a video game soundtrack. But there's been little in the way of news on the follow-up to his last full-length album, 2008′s ‘Modern Guilt.' That is, until now.
Depending on how you slice up Beck’s discography, ‘Midnite Vultures,’ from 1999, is either his fourth or seventh album. (Those way-below-the-radar indie records he quietly released with the major-league ones can be tricky.) Either way, alt-rock’s resident oddball’s funkiest and funniest LP came out a year after ‘Mutations,’ a super-serious homage to Brazilian tropicalia music that, following 1996’s terrific, genre-busting ‘Odelay,’ was a major comedown. ‘Midnite Vultures,’ which celebrates its 13th anniversary today, set things right.
It was just last month that we received word that Beck would be offering up three original tunes to the soundtrack of the new Playstation 3 video game 'Sound Shapes,' and not long after that that we got a preview of one of the cuts, titled 'Cities.' Now that 'Sound Shapes' is actually out, we have actual game play videos featuring all three tunes in their entirety, so check them out below.
Beck just announced the details about his new sheet music-only album, 'Song Reader,' but he's been pleasing critics and fans alike with his genre-bending work for years. After breaking out in 1994 with his the hit 'Loser,' Beck has infused folk, country, hip-hop, electronica and rock across 11 a
Fans eagerly awaiting a new album from Beck, your time has come -- only with one little catch: You have to play the tunes yourself. The alt-rock icon has announced plans to release something called 'The Beck Hansen Song Reader,' featuring 20 previously unheard songs existing only in the form of sheet music. You do know what sheet music is, don't you?
Boho beatmeister Beck's got mad musical skills and miles of style -- isn't it about time he shares some of his sonic secrets with a younger generation of hungry up-and-comers? We can't wait for the first mentored contestant to try his hand at singing 'Loser,' busting a rhyme with two turntables and a microphone or even sticking 'One Foot in the Grave.'