Archive for April, 2007

‘The Information’ Art Show

Sunday, April 8th, 2007


Izumikuma’s hyper swift photo report of Beck (6th Apr. @ Liquidroom Ebisu) is posted. There will be an exhibition of “Beack Art Show”, featuring the works of the latest album, “The Information”, from the 15th to 19th of this month @ La Foret Museum Harajuku. On the 15th, Beck himself will be there, we hear. Be there or square?

UPDATE: It’s also on now, which as the flyer.

2006-04-08 Zepp, Tokyo

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Rosemint Cafe has a review up of this show (in Japanese) and a setlist, repeated here for your convenience. Time Bomb?! Beck hasn’t pulled that one out since June 20, 2006! I need to hear this song! These Japanese shows seem like they’re all pretty cool.


Black Tambourine
New Pollution
Time Bomb
Mixed Bizness
Que Onda Guero/Nicotine & Gravy/Hell Yes (medley)
The Information
Think I’m In Love
No Complaints
Devil’s Haircut
Paper Tiger

table set:
Lost Cause
Wave of Mutilation (Pixies cover)
Lonesome Whistle (Hank Williams cover)
Lonesome Tears
The Golden Age
Clap Hands

Puppetron “Bekzilla”
Where It’s At

UPDATE: masumacworld has a pic of the setlist and some discussion (again in Japanese).

2007-04-06 Liquid Room

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Beck performed at the Liquid Room the other night (here are some photos). I haven’t read much in the way of English-language reviews, but I gather it was a good performance. Hambeck has a review up, in Japanese, along with a setlist (repeated below, Rosemint cafe has a slightly different one). Let’s hope a recording turns up, it seems awesome.


Black Tambourine
Soldier Jane
Paper Tiger
Whether (the opening throat [tsu] the tune which you do not know was done)

< Medley >
Think I’m In Love
Celllphone’s Dead
Mixed Bizness
Nicotine & Gravy

Qué Onda Guero
Hollywood Freaks
No Complaints

< Acoustic >
Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (instant)
Lost Cause
Sunday Sun
The Golden Age
Lonesome Whistle (the cover of Hank Williams)
Clap Hands

< Encore >
Where It’s At

what are your interests?

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

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Limited Edition “The Information” Print

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

We got this e-mail today and will pass it on to you. Judging by the prices of other Product Of God offerings, you can expect to pay between £125 and £250 for this.

Please find attached details of the forthcoming limited edition BECK print which will be going live on on 1st May. Product of God is an online gallery selling limited editions from the world’s leading graphic artists and illustrators.

The launch of will be marked with an unique art litho poster created by London based designers Big Active in collaboration with the internationally acclaimed musician Beck. Best known for their music design work, Big Active has created award winning album imagery for a variety of bands including Snow Patrol, Keane, Athlete, Basement Jaxx and Goldfrapp.

Most recently their groundbreaking work for Beck’s latest release ‘The Information’ has attracted much attention as a result of its collaborative nature. The poster is printed on self adhesive stock and features over 100 individual kiss-cut stickers selected from those originally commissioned for the album package by Big Active. The stickers themselves have been created by leading graphic artists and illustrators including Kam Tang, Jasper Goodall, Michael Gillette, David Foldvari, Jody Barton, Vania Zouravliov and Genevieve Gauckler,
to name just a few.

This limited edition of 200 individually numbered prints will be available exclusively on from 1st May 2007. Each print is signed by Beck.

Let me know if you would like any further information or would like to post this information onto your website to inform Beck fans in advance of the launch on 1st May.

Best wishes,
Sam Oxley

You can check out the PDF of the press release here.

Beck Print

UPDATE: Sorry for all the little tiny updates, but I just wanted to say that a lot of the other prints Product of God has are by the same artists who did info stickers, and some of the prints are very closely related to info sticker designs.

Ryan McGinness Show

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Artist/graphic designer Ryan McGinness has a show coming up that all you SoCal people should go to. You may not know Ryan’s name, but you probably would recognize his work: he has a very distinctive style and he designed a number of Beck t-shirts ~2002/2003. There are a couple here and here, but he did others as well, including the stormtrooper shirt.

Anyway, Ryan is an awesome artist, so if you can, definitely go check out his show.

From Boing Boing:

Graphic designer/fine artist Ryan McGinness has a new solo show of paintings opening this Saturday at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA. The exhibition, titled “A Rich Fantasy Life,” runs through May 19. Seen here is “The True Knowledge of Things” (acrylic on canvas, 96″ x 96″, 2007). The rest of the collection also is viewable at the gallery’s Web site. photo diary

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 has a new photo diary up, featuring nice, large photos Beck is taking while on tour. There are a lot of scenery/landscape shots, many of which are fairly abstract, and some band member shots. Beck is a good photographer, it turns out. Although the link will take you to the March 1 page, there actually photos for a couple days in February, too.

You folks may want to save these pictures, considering what’s happened to journals/photos in the past.

singles boxset and odelay deluxe update

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

This isn’t so much an update on their status as it is an update on my knowledge of their status. Earlier, we told you that both these items were supposed to come out tomorrow, April 4th. It seems like that may no longer be the case.

The release date for the singles boxset, according to HMV Japan, has been changed to May 23rd. I have no idea if this is accurate, but I hope it comes out eventually since HMV has my money.

Odelay Deluxe is an even bigger mystery. We still haven’t heard a tracklist for it, and the HMV Japan page for it has changed it’s info from a 2-disc to a 1-disc release. Instead of listing a release date it simply says “Unreleased Items”. It’s not even turning up in searches over there anymore.

So, the update in a nutshell: I have no idea what’s going on with these or when they’re coming out.