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New Beck Interview

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Over at Pitchfork, there’s a new short interview with Beck. Nothing crazy new in it, but I’ll summarize:

Beck enjoys collaborating with other musicians, and working with Charlotte led him to call up people (like Jamie Lidell and Stephen Malkmus) and offer his help.

Despite all those projects, he’s still working on his own album. He did it way back in 2008, and is still kinda figuring out the songs. (And, of course, he doesn’t have a label. It could end up on his website!) He was planning to call the album Rococo but probably not anymore. He also has a group of songs from before Modern Guilt that was never released. Beck was going to get Thurston Moore to add guitar to some songs, but didn’t have time, so they stuck to Yanni.

And Beck gave 3 songs to Twilight, but they picked the one with Bat For Lashes. (And he gave one to the prior Twilight movie that didn’t get used.) THERE IS NO REASON THESE ARE NOT ON BECK.COM, BECK. Post ‘em up, say “Twilight didn’t want these, so here you go!”

RECORD DROP UPDATE…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

**This just in from the front lines on the U.S. release date of Modern Guilt**

Breathmint reports that his local Indie record store is giving away a 7″ (Side a: Chemtrails/Side b: Vampire Voltage No. 6) with the purchase of Modern Guilt.  Further investigation finds that this phenomena is probably widespread.  So, for some extra goodies, head over to your local Indie record store and pickup the new album.

Checkout http://www.thinkindie.com/ to find ant Indie record store to you.  And as always, it would be best to call and make sure the store has the bonus 7″.  Also, supply is most likely very limited, so move fast.

Happy Beck Day/Modern Guilt Day to you ALL!

**Update 7/9:  Even though websites for Indie stores have advertised this promotion, reports seem to point to a delay in shipment for these 7″s in the U.S.  When one of these turns up, let us know.

More On The Guilt

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Modern Guilt will have a bonus track on iTunes, called “Vampire Voltage No. 6.”

All the songs are credited to Beck, except “Walls” which DangerMouse co-wrote, and there’s a sample on it by Piot & Guiot.

Still no idea what happened to “Beggar’s Shoes.”

Beck played two shows last week, and cancelled a third (due to illness).

A few new dates were added to the North America tour in August/September:

August 21 – Reno, NV with Devendra Banhart
August 22 – San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
August 24 – Bend, OR
August 27 – Victoria, BC with Band Of Horses
August 28 – Vancouver, BC with Band Of Horses
August 30 – Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 19 – San Diego, CA Street Scene Festival
September 20 – Hollywood, CA with Spoon and MGMT
September 27 – Austin, TX ACL Festival

hopefully more will get added soon… Europe tour starts in a week or so too…

Modern Guilt and Deluxe Odelay Vinyl Pre-Order and Discount

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

From our mailbox to your eyes:

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that Insound has pre-orders up for the new Beck album “Modern Guilt”

The CD can be pre-ordered here: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=22564&p=INS46525

The LP can be pre-ordered here: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=22564&p=INS46605

If you’d like you can post this coupon for your readers to recieve 10% off at checkout. Coupon Code: modernguilt10.

In addition to the new album there is also a pre-order for the deluxe 4xLP expanded verion of Beck’s classic Odelay.

4xLP: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=22564&p=INS46055

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Andy French
Marketing Coordinator
INSOUND

Modern Guilt Stuff

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

So over the last week, there’s been a little bit of news here and there, thought I’d provide a summary.

Two weekends ago, Beck sold tickets on Saturday morning to a show here in LA Monday night. It was at his usual pre-tour warmup club, The Echo (he’s done this 3-4 times in the last few years). On Monday afternoon, the show was cancelled, citing scheduling conflicts. Also there were unsubstantiated rumors about that Beck was unhappy that there were scalpers scalping the tickets for obscene amounts. Either way, show didn’t happen.

Then last night, Beck and his new band finally played The Echo. There was not very much advance notice to fans, tickets weren’t sold. The LA Times, after the fact, called it “invitation-only.” They played a bunch of hits, and 4 of the new songs. I’ll put more on the show on Hijacked Flavors when I get a chance.

Beck’s new band is guitarist (Jessica Dobson (who makes music as Deep Sea Driver), Bram Inscore on bass, Scott McPherson on drums (who played with Elliott Smith), and Brian LeBarton is back on keys (until Wounded Cougar takes off again). Welcome to the new band members!

The album, by the way, is thus:

1. Orphans (with Cat Power)
2. Gamma Ray
3. Chemtrails (listen to it on beck.com!)
4. Modern Guilt (watch Beck play it live at the Echo last night here!)
5. Youthless (also the name of an old poetry zine Beck made as a kid)
6. Walls (with Cat Power)
7. Replica (apparently drum-n-bass-y)
8. Souls Of A Man
9. Profanity Prayers
10. Volcano

Not sure what happened to the song “Beggar’s Shoes” yet; it could be “Soles Of A Man” maybe?

Also… expect the album in about a month (or so I’m told; it could change).

Modern Guilt

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Rolling Stone has more info, if you haven’t heard already, about the new album. To sum: it’s got a mix of songs, a good 60s vibe, was played mostly just by DangerMouse and Beck, and may be called Modern Guilt. Four songs include “Modern Guilt” (sounds like The Zombies, who Beck has covered before), “Beggar’s Shoes” (“twangy guitar and uptempo beat”), “Chem Trails” (epic with Joey Stagecoach Waronker on drums), and “Walls” (melancholy with Cat Power).

YEA!

Here’s the link.

new Beck album on XL in UK

Friday, May 9th, 2008

newt (10:29:35): http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/50540-beck-signs-to-xl-recordings-in-the-uk

bebo (10:32:58): sounds dumb

bebo (10:33:05): i’m supposed to care?

newt (10:33:06): heh

newt (10:33:23): i think it’s interesting that he’s branching out to another label. i think his interscope contract is done

bebo (10:33:33): i don’t think it means that at all

bebo (10:33:45): he just needs a new distributor for the UK

newt (10:34:13): no i mean i think he had an agreement to do a certain number of albums with interscope, and i think that’s been completed. i’m not saying i think he’ll leave them

newt (10:34:26): but maybe he’s curious and now experimenting with dating other labels

bebo (10:37:53): but

bebo (10:38:06): was that not an agreement for distribution only?

bebo (10:38:14): and how do we know he’s almost donw with interscope?

bebo (10:38:19): where did you get that info

newt (10:38:52): i don’t know if it’s for distribution only, but xl is a label, right? not just a distribution company?

newt (10:39:15): and about the interscope thing, i kinda remember people talking after info came out, saying that was the last album he was committed to doing for them

newt (10:39:21): and if he wanted he could leave after that

newt (10:39:29): but i’d have to look it up, i don’t actually know for sure

 

New Album Summary

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

OK, yesterday’s article was followed by a little bit more information on the new album, so I thought I’d sum up what we know. This could very well be out-of-date by tomorrow morning, but let’s see:

- Earlier this year, Beck told Rolling Stone, “We’re not going to get sidetracked. This one might be coming out sooner than people would think — definitely this year.”

- In that article, Beck refused to name who he was working with as his producer (some initial reports said it was Nigel Godrich). We have since learned that Beck has teamed up with Danger Mouse! How’d that happen? Beck’s longtime friend/band leader/bassist, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, worked with Gnarls Barkley, and set them up.

- An article about Danger Mouse in Rolling Stone said he had been tirelessly working on the new Beck album in early March.

- As I said yesterday, some news leaked out that the album was imminent, a quick release in the next month or so.

- Now we’re getting little hints that the album is full of collaborations, including one with my future girlfriend, Cat Power. There were earlier reports that Beck was in the studio (prior to Danger Mouse getting there), messing around with Jamie Lidell. That, I guess, is another possibility for a collaboration. Anything else is just pure speculation at this point.

- Beck’s touring band (i.e., Wounded Cougar) helped out a little on this record, but not much.

- And finally, Beck’s first quote about the album from here: “Beck describes the new set as the most concise collection of music he’s ever created. “The goal was 10 songs, 30 minutes, every song over before you want it to be. No fast-forward material. Anything that gave us any trouble was scrapped. There’s no fat on this record whatsoever.”

Stay tuned for more!

Beck Album Coming… Soon?

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The Rolling Stone magazine is reporting here that Beck’s album could drop sometime in the next month. I have no idea how reliable this news is, but it is Rolling Stone. And Beck is of course friends with Radiohead/Nigel Godrich (who put out their last album quickly online) and Jack White (who dropped his Raconteurs album a week after it was announced). Also, even better, Danger Mouse–the producer of this album!–released the last Gnarls Barkley a few weeks earlier than planned. He’s also drawn a picture of Trent Reznor:

So, yea, more info should be coming very soon. Get excited now!

Let us know if you hear anything: computergirls@whiskeyclone.net

Danger Mouse to produce new Beck albim

Friday, March 7th, 2008

According to HARP Magazine and confirmed by Brian Lebarton and JMJ, Danger Mouse will be producing Beck’s new album.

Brian @ stewoo:

Was waiting for you all to find out already!!! I was seriously beginning to doubt your detective work…

Some of us popped in at different times, don’t know exactly who. I was there for two fun filled days. Picture a supergroup album of Yanni, John Tesh, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Phil Collins, David Hasselhof and Donny Osmond and you can kind of get an idea of what the record won’t sound like.

JMJ @ stewoo:

Boo-yah. There it is.

I think it’s gonna be a sick record. Danger is really enjoying working with B. And yes, my connection is that I was the musical director for Gnarls Barkley; I put that band together and played bass at The Roxy and Coachella, before I had to bail and start all the work for “The Information” tour. That’s when our boy Cedric from Remy Zero took over as bass player and occasional stormtrooper.

Sorry we were a bit late on this, still trying to sort some things out over here. Thanks to everyone who emailed.