Archive for February, 2009

Beck covers Sonic Youth’s EVOL in its entirety

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Last November, Beck and his band covered on stage, “Star Power.” This is a Sonic Youth song from their album EVOL. A few months later, it was announced that Beck was releasing a cover of “Green Light,” which is also from EVOL. That release was a single, the b-side being a Sonic Youth cover of “Pay No Mind” no less!

What does all this EVOLness mean? We learned today, thanks to our friends in Japan, that Beck has covered the whole album. He said this in an interview/article with a Japanese magazine. I’m told it will be part of some Sonic Youth box set. I know SY has been releasing Deluxe versions of their albums, so maybe EVOL Deluxe? Or maybe some greater box set project?

Regardless, this is super interesting and really a fun thing for Beck to have done!

Leopard-Skin The Record Spin

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

We’ve been following the saga of Beck’s “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” cover here for awhile. So I just wanted to point everyone to the tribute album’s Myspace page… where you can stream the whole album:

http://www.myspace.com/warchildheroes

Enjoy

Deluxe Albums

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

On the tail of Odeluxe which was pretty cool, though didn’t quite meet the promise (original version of “Debra”? Hello? Where’d that go?), I’d heard rumor of a few other deluxes too. And it appears two are on their way:

http://www.vibe-net.com/news/?news=0037003

First we got MoGuLuxe, which doesn’t appear to have any new music, just new packaging and some videos? Probably some b-sides too I guess. But even more exciting is, One Foot Deluxe, fully expanded to over 30 tracks!

No tracklist yet, but it seems very possible to me that this will include the legendary recordings for the Second K Album Which Never Happened… songs like “Piss On The Door” and “Mattress“. I know that Beck.com had listened and put the lyrics to 4-5 of those songs up a few years ago, so Beck must have them somewhere. Other than those, I’d imagine the It’s All In Your Mind single is a must, and maybe a few of his other loose tracks too.

*fingers crossed*

Beck / Sonic Youth Split 7″ (Covering Each Other)

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

In celebration of the 2nd annual record store day, Matador is offering three new records in limited edition runs of 2500, and lucky for us one of them is a split 7″ with Beck and Sonic Youth, respectively performing covers of one another.

OLE-865-7    Sonic Youth – “Pay No Mind” (Beck cover)  b/w  Beck - “Green Light”  (Sonic Youth cover) 7″

Details: http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/2009/02/02/coming-april-18-matador-sonic-youth-jay-reatard-pavement-beck-wanna-know-why-cant-every-day-be-record-store-day/

Thanks for the tip delta!

- breathmint

UPDATE: added link to DiscoQ

UPDATE: New Details?