Modern Guilt Stuff

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!)
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).

8 Responses to “Modern Guilt Stuff”

  1. Jared says:

    Awesome stuff. I went to buy ticket’s for the August 27th show here in Victoria, it sold out within 55 minutes, luckily, I found some guy online who bought his ticket and didn’t realize he was on vacation for that date, he sold it to me for the exact price he bought it.

  2. Nick says:

    Thanks for the updates Vin!

  3. Brandon says:

    love his 90’s look in that video, this album is going to be amazing..i hope to god he comes near Ky this year or next.

  4. mervMEG says:

    According to a news post on Pitchfork ( the album will be released July 7 in the UK and Europe, and July 8 in the U.S.

    The cover art is revealed, as well (I gotta say, it’s the least “Beck-like” cover he’s ever had; looks like it could be the cover art for any number of generic, late ’90s/early ’00s alt-rock bands.) Regardless, I am super pumped for the album! I wonder if any of the import versions will have bonus tracks … I’m betting on Japan.

  5. RockMeDiabeetus says:

    The cover art is disappointing. Chemtrails, however, rules. I’m excited.

  6. v10vipe says:

    One of the first reviews of the album –

    each song described and critiqued

  7. nikolazrble2 says:

    Drowned in sound’s review makes me want to go and buy the album without excuses as soon as it hits th stores

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