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Listen: Beck - “Wow (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”

"Wow" Single Out Now, Untitled New Album Due Out Soon via Capitol

Oct 14, 2016

Back in June Beck released a brand new song, "Wow," and he plans to release an as yet to be titled new album sometime soon via Capitol (it was originally due out next week, but has been pushed back to a TBA date).  More

Watch: Beck Shares Colorful and Surreal “Wow” Video Featuring His Kids

"Wow" Single Out Now, Untitled New Album Due Out October 21 via Capitol

Sep 13, 2016

Back in June Beck released a brand new song, "Wow," and he plans to release an as yet to be titled new album on October 21. "Wow" was announced via a bunch of interesting Instagram videos by different visual artists.  More

Aug 12, 2016

Beck recently released a brand new song, "Wow," and said he plans to release an as yet to be titled new album on October 21. Now he has shared a remix of "Wow" by Mexican Institute of Sound. More

Beck Announces Fall Tour Dates

"Wow" Single Out Now

Jul 19, 2016

Beck has released a brand new song, "Wow," last month and said he plans to release an as yet to be titled new album on October 21. Now Beck has announced a handful of Fall tour dates. They include a show in Charlottesville, VA that features Peter Bjorn and John. The dates are below, followed again by "Wow." More

Listen: Beck – “Wow”

New Stand Alone Single

Jun 02, 2016

Beck has released a brand new song, "Wow." Yesterday he teased snippets of the song via a bunch of Instagram videos, some on his own account and many on other accounts from different users and artists. More

Jun 01, 2016

Beck has announced that he is releasing a new song, "Wow," at noon EST tomorrow and has teased snippets of the song via a bunch of Instagram videos, some on his own account and many on other accounts from different users and artists, including one for a horse with human hands and another featuring a girl sticking her face in a loaf of bread.  More

May 04, 2016

Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Over the weekend Beck covered Prince's "Raspberry Beret" during his set at Memphis, TN's Beale Street Music Festival.  More

Mar 01, 2016

M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez and collaborators) have announced their new album and shared its first single. JUNK is due out April 8 via Mute. Below you can stream "Do It, Try It." Beck and Susanne Sundfør, among others, guest on the album. Above is the fast food-referencing album cover and below is the cover art for the "Do It, Try It" single. More

Feb 15, 2016

Last night at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana teamed up to cover the late David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World," which Nirvana once covered in their MTV Unplugged episode and on their MTV Unplugged in New York album. Below are some fan videos of the performance. More

Watch: The Chemical Brothers - “Wide Open” (feat. Beck) Video

Born in the Echoes Out Now via Astralwerks

Jan 25, 2016

Back in July The Chemical Brothers released their first new studio album in five years, Born in the Echoes, via longtime label Astralwerks. Now the British electronic duo has shared a video for "Wide Open" (which has vocals by Beck). Dom&nic, who have worked with The Chemical Brothers before, directed the clip, feature features a dancer as she slowly transforms into something more translucent. Watch it below. More

Watch Beck and Paul McCartney Perform Beatles Songs Together at PETA Benefit

Performed “Just Seen My Face” and “Drive My Car”

Oct 01, 2015

Beck and Paul McCartney teamed up last night and performed at a benefit for PETA, a 35th anniversary gala in Hollywood. They dueted on The Beatles' classics "Just Seen My Face" and "Drive My Car."  More

Watch Taylor Swift, Beck, and St. Vincent Perform Beck’s “Dreams”

Last Night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Aug 26, 2015

Taylor Swift likes to bring special guests up on stage with her at each of her shows and last night at Los Angeles' Staples Center she brought out the one-two punch of Beck and St. Vincent. More

Listen: The Chemical Brothers - “Wide Open” (feat. Beck)

Born in the Echoes Due July 17th via Astralwerks

Jul 10, 2015

Back in April The Chemical Brothers announced their first new studio album in five years, Born in the Echoes, due out July 17th via longtime label Astralwerks. More

Beck Releases New Song “Dreams”

Available to Download and Stream Now

Jun 15, 2015

As was hinted at last week, Beck has released a brand new song, "Dreams." It's a far cry from what was found on his last album, 2014's Morning Phase, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year. "Dreams" is a dance-y upbeat number that sounds like Beck mixed with early MGMT mixed with the more pop inclinations of Tame Impala. More

Beck Teases “Dreams” With Cover Art, New Song Might Debut on Monday

Pittsburgh Radio Station WYEP Might Premiere New Song on Monday

Jun 11, 2015

Beck has posted a gif to Twitter that appears to be cover art to something titled "Dreams." Whether it's a new song or album or something else remains to be seen. More

Watch: Beck on “The Late Late Show”

Performs "Country Down"

Apr 03, 2015

Already mixing things up plenty as the program's new host, last night James Corden broadcast The Late Late Show from the home of a complete stranger.  More

Apr 02, 2015

Following his Grammy win for Album of the Year, Beck has shared a vintage-style lyric video for his latest Morning Phase single, "Country Down." More

Beck Addresses Kanye West’s Stage Crash During Grammys

"I was just so excited he was coming up."

Feb 09, 2015

Last night, Beck's Morning Phase won Album of the Year at the Grammys. During Beck's acceptance speech however, Kanye West momentarily ran onstage, calling back to his infamous rant during the 2009 MTV VMAs when Taylor Swift won Best Female Video over Beyoncé. More

Feb 09, 2015

Shortly after winning Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards last night Beck performed a special rendition of his Morning Phase track "Heart Is A Drum." More

Beck Wins Album of the Year at Grammy Awards

St.Vincent, Jack White, and "Weird Al" Also Win

Feb 09, 2015

Last night the 57th Grammy Awards took place, with Beck taking the top honor of Album of the Year with last year's Morning PhaseMore

Feb 04, 2015

This Sunday, Feb 8, The Grammys will air, golden statues will be handed out—and then the next day we’ll all take to Twitter to complain about how much the music industry sucks.  More

Jan 26, 2015

Not looking to repeat going another six years between albums, Beck will reportedly release his follow-up to last year's Morning Phase with a brand new LP this year. More

Oct 06, 2014

Last night Austin City Limits aired a full-hour set featuring music from Beck. More

Sep 23, 2014

Commemorating the release of The Apple Years 1968-75, a new retrospective compilation of George Harrison's work, late night mainstay Conan O'Brien is hosting a week-long celebration of The Beatles' Quiet One with a number of special musical guests.  More

Stream Beck’s “Song Reader”

Featuring Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Jarvis Cocker and More

Jul 29, 2014

Back in 2012 Beck released Song Reader, an album of sheet music.  More

Jul 29, 2014

After teasing a number brief clips, Beck has premiered the full music video for his latest Morning Phase single "Heart Is A Drum." More

Watch: Beck on “Colbert”

Performs Morning Phase's "Heart Is A Drum" and Song Reader's "Heaven's Ladder"

Jul 29, 2014

Last night Beck was welcomed as the musical guest on The Colbert Report. More

Jul 28, 2014

Last night while performing the Providence Performing Arts Center, Beck was joined onstage by none other than Jack White, who just so happened to be in the area headlining the Newport Folk Festival. More

Jul 25, 2014

Beck has premiered a series of teaser clips showcasing an upcoming music video for "Heart Is A Drum," the latest single featured on his Sea Change sequel Morning Phase. More

Beck Announces Song Reader Album

Featuring Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Eleanor Friedberger, Laura Marling, And More

Jul 09, 2014

Back in 2012, Beck released a sheet music-only album called Song ReaderNow, Beck is releasing a pseudo-official recording of the album, featuring a host of musicians as contributors. More

May 23, 2014

Back in the day when sparkly vampires ruled the cultural landscape, two amazingly cool singer/songwriters (that would be Beck and Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan) came together for a collaborative tune.  More

Beck Adds U.S. Tour Dates

Supporting Morning Phase

May 05, 2014

Continuing to ride the success of his latest LP Morning PhaseBeck has announced the addition of several new shows to his ongoing tour. More

May 01, 2014

Sure we all appreciated Beck’s recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But things really started getting interesting after the cameras stopped rolling.  More

Apr 23, 2014

It’s Wednesday—and we’re still talking about Coachella. More

Apr 23, 2014

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has announced a slate of concerts for its 2014 event, taking place June 26-July 6. More

Apr 23, 2014

In continuing Beck news, last night the musician stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live. More

Apr 01, 2014

Beck is doing the promotion thing for his excellent new album Morning Phase. More

Watch: Beck on “The Tonight Show”

Performs "Waking Light" and "Say Goodbye"

Mar 13, 2014

Following his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live Beck was welcomed as the musical guest of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. More

Beck Announces Tour Dates

New Album Morning Phase Out Now

Mar 11, 2014

Recently releasing his new album Morning PhaseBeck has announced plans for a North American tour this spring and summer.  More

Watch: Beck on “SNL”

Performs "Blue Moon" and "Wave"

Mar 03, 2014

Over the weekend Beck made his seventh appearance as the musical guest of Saturday Night Live. More

Feb 17, 2014

Next week on Feb. 25 Beck will return with Morning Phase, his first piece of recorded music in six years. More

Listen: Beck - “Waking Light”

New Album Morning Phase Out Feb. 25

Feb 04, 2014

Later this this month Beck will release his highly-anticipated new album Morning Phase. More

Listen: Beck - “Blue Moon”

Shares Cover Art of Morning Phase

Jan 20, 2014

With the release of his highly-aniticipated new album Morning Phase due on Feb. 25 Beck has shared the first piece of new music off the effort with the track "Blue Moon." More

Listen: Beck - “Love” (John Lennon Cover)

Featured on Starbuck's Sweeheart 2014

Dec 31, 2013

On Feb. 4 Starbucks will release its newest compilation of love song covers, Sweetheart 2014. More

Dec 13, 2013

Next year controversial director Lars von Trier will release his hardcore exploration into sex, NymphomaniacMore

Beck, Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend to Contribute to Starbucks Valentine’s Day Compilation

Also Featuring Sharon Jones, Phosphorescent, and Jim James

Dec 11, 2013

For those who like to plan way in advance when it comes to getting something special for your significant other on Valentine's Day, Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks have announced the fifth installment of their love song covers compilation Sweeheart 2014. More

Dec 03, 2013

This February Beck will release his first recorded album in six years with Morning Phase. More

Watch/Listen: Beck Debuts New Song “Wave” With Los Angeles Philharmonic

Plus Jenny Lewis and Anne Hathaway Sing "Last Night You Were A Dream" Off Song Reader

Nov 26, 2013

Over the weekend Beck hosted a special concert in L.A. inviting a number of high-profile guests to play selections from his sheet music album Song Reader. More

Beck Announces Special “Song Reader” Performance in L.A.

Featuring Jarvis Cocker, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino

Nov 01, 2013

Recently announcing the release of Morning Phase, his first album in six years, Beck has revealed that he will returning to his Song Reader sheet music project with a special performance of the work in Los Angeles later this month.  More

Beck to Release New Album in February

Morning Phrase is First Studio Album Since 2008

Oct 28, 2013

In the last few years the usually prolific Beck has put out sheet music, redid David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" with an orchestra, produced Jamie Lidell, provided songs for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and covered several albums with his "Record Club" featuring the likes of Feist, MGMT, Wilco, St. Vincent, and Liars. But what he hasn't done since 2008 is release a new studio album. That'll change next February with Morning Phrase, which will be his first album in six years, since Modern Guilt. More

Oct 22, 2013

Last weekend, San Francisco hosted the Treasure Island Festival. Among the many bands to perform were Beck and Sleigh Bells. More

Watch: Beck – “Wake Up (Live Video)”

Part of Station to Station

Sep 26, 2013

Tuesday night in Barstow, CA marked the first of the “Station to Station” concerts, curated by multimedia artist Doug Aitken. There, Beck performed a new song called “Wake Up” backed by a choir. More

Listen: Beck - “Gimme”

New Stand-alone Single

Sep 17, 2013

Previously releasing two stand-alone singles earlier this summer, "Defriended" and "I Won't Be Long," Beck has returned with yet another track titled "Gimme." More

Jul 16, 2013

Earlier this month Beck shared a brand new single new track called "I Won't Be Long." More

Jul 03, 2013

Performing last night in Paris as part of the city's Festival Days Off, Beck dipped into a ranging selection of covers during the concert. More

Jul 02, 2013

Later this year Beck plans to release a new acoustic album. More

Listen: Beck - “Defriended”

Two New Albums In the Queue

Jun 05, 2013

As previously reported, this fall will see the release of a new acoustic album by Beck, the artist's first album since 2008's Modern Guilt. More

Watch: Beck Plays Two “Song Reader” Songs Live

Performs "Sorry" and "Heaven's Ladder"

May 20, 2013

Late last year Beck released an album of sheet music called Song Reader. More

Beck Will Perform “Song Reader” Live in London on July 4

Guests Include Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg and More

May 16, 2013

Remember last year, when we got all excited that Beck was about to release his first album since 2008’s Modern Guilt…and it turned out to be a collection of sheet music called Song Reader? Well, we can finally put down our guitars. More

Beck to Release Acoustic Album

To Preview Material On New Tour

May 01, 2013

Earlier this week Beck announced plans to embark on a brief summer tour featuring a number of solo, acoustic shows. More

Beck Announces Tour Dates

Taking Place This Summer

Apr 29, 2013

Revealing late last year that was working on a new album he had started all the way back in 2008, Beck has announced a series of solo, acoustic tour dates set to take place this summer. More

Beck Hints at Two Planned Album Releases For 2013

For Those Who Don’t Want to Read Their Album

Dec 28, 2012

 

For those who don’t enjoy having to read their albumsBeck has hinted that he may finally release the follow-up to 2008’s Modern Guilt next year.

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Dec 14, 2012

Yesterday on WNYC's radio show SoundcheckBeck called in to discuss his new sheet-music release Song Reader. More

Nov 21, 2012

While out doing a bit of promotion for his upcoming album of sheet music, Beck Hansen's Song Reader, the man himself sat down with Triple J Radio in Australia to confirm that he is in fact working on a more "standard format" album.  More

Nov 14, 2012

Next month Beck will release an album of sheet music titled Beck Hansen's Song Reader. More

Listen To Beck’s Songs For “Sound Shapes”

Game Levels Designed Around Contributions

Aug 14, 2012

As previously reported, the perennial multi-tasker known as Beck recently contributed a trio of songs for the new Playstation IP Sound Shapes. More

Check Out Photos from Day One of Outside Lands 2012 Including Beck and Reggie Watts

Plus Andrew Bird, Justice, Sharon Van Etten, Washed Out, White Denim, and more

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Andrw Bird,BeckDie AntwoordFitz & The TantrumsJusiceReggie WattsSharon Van Etten, Washed Out and White Denim. More

Aug 07, 2012

Last year it was reported that Beck would be helming a special remix album honoring the work of composer Philip Glass. More

Listen to Portion of Beck’s New Video Game Music

Song "Cities" Featured on Sound Shapes

Jul 20, 2012

Earlier this week it was reported that Beck would be contributing a trio of new songs for the upcoming PlayStation game Sound Shapes, which integrates music creation into the gameplay of a simple platformer. More

Jul 18, 2012

Though he hasn't released a proper album since 2008's Modern GuiltBeck continues to keep himself busy these days with music in some way or another. More

May 30, 2012

Last week Beck revealed rather out of the blue that he had snuck in a bit of recording last year with Jack White for a special Third Man 7''. More

May 23, 2012

Beck has announced that he will release a new single "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" b/w "Blue Randy" via Third Man Records on May 28. More

Listen: Beck - “Corrina, Corrina”

From Every Mother Counts Compilation

Apr 23, 2012

As previously reported, a number of high profile musical artists are providing music, much of it previously unreleased, for an upcoming compilation album to support the Every Mother Counts organization and its efforts to reduce maternal mortality on a global scale.  More

2012 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced

Featuring Jack White, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and More

Feb 03, 2012

The 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has announced its official lineup of artists, including Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, The Shins, St. Vincent, Feist, The Roots, Beirut, and Beck. More

Dec 15, 2011

After engaging in one of the more left-field collaborative moments of the year, Feist has allowed regular remixer Beck to tweak her Metals track "How Come You Never Go There." More

Nov 30, 2011

Continuing the ever-productive musical partnership that occurred with 2009's IRM, singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck have released another collaborative track entitled "Paradisco."  More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Beck at Work on a Philip Glass Remix LP

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Oct 17, 2011

While it doesn’t herald a return to his two turntables and a microphone, today the LA troubadour announced he’s producing a Philip Glass remix album. We have the details.  More

Watch: Videos of Serge Gainsbourg tribute at The Hollywood Bowl

With special guests Beck, Ed Droste, Victoria LeGrand, Zola Jesus, and more

Aug 29, 2011

Last night the Hollywood Bowl hosted a special tribute show to the late French singer, actor, and director Serge Gainsbourg. More

Beck Remixes Jamie Lidell

“Completely Exposed” Completely Retooled

May 10, 2011

Beck continues his bevy of side-projects, this time remixing a track from pal Jamie LidellMore

May 03, 2011

Saturday Night Live funny men The Lonely Island are returning to the world of  music with their sophomore album Turtleneck & Chain, due out May 10. Today, we got a first listen to album cut, “Attracted to Us.”  More

Dec 13, 2010

Today Lykke Li unveiled Beck-remixed cut “Get Some,” a cut from forth-coming album, Wounded Rhymes. We have the track.  More

Beck Wants You!...To Tell Him What Songs to Release

Record Club Takes Fan Suggestions

Nov 04, 2010

Beck’s Record Club—where he gathers musician friends to cover an album in a day, is rolling along. This time, he’s staging a special election (like the one you should have voted on earlier this week) and asking for help deciding what songs from previous sessions to release. The winning tracks will comprise The Record Club’s first ever official album. More

Jul 21, 2010

In the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Michael Cera plays the titular Scott—base player for fictional band Sex Bob-omb. The music of Sex Bob-omb—as we reported earlier—is penned by Beck. Check out bonus track "Summertime" where Beck provides vocals.  More

Jul 01, 2010

 

Recently, we reported that Thurston Moore and Tortoise had stopped by Beck’s Record club, joining the eclectic troubadour in recording an album in a day. Today, that album was announced: Yanni: Live at the Acropolis. We have the first video. 

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Jun 17, 2010

As reported by Time Out Chicago, both Tortoise and Thurston Moore have joined Beck's record club.  More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Now Streaming

Album Preview Available for 24 Hours

Jun 02, 2010

As previously announced, Twilight’s newest installment Eclipse includes contributions several Under the Radar-friendly bands including Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and a show-stopping duet between Beck and Bat For Lashes. Today, for a scant 24 hours, the powers that be are offering a preview of the album in full. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Tracklist Announced, Includes Beck and Bat For Lashes Collaboration

Also Features Metric, Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Fanfarlo, and Others

May 12, 2010

Today the third Twilight film Eclipse's soundtrack was announced. This time Under the Radar-friendly artists Metric, Beck, Bat For Lashes, and Florence and the Machine join the franchise who's last installment included Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Grizzly Bear. More

Mar 25, 2010

Michael Cera is back playing the role he knows best, confounded indie heartthrob. This time, there's a wrench in the familiar set-up: he must battle the love of his life's seven evil exes. The graphic novel adaptation is directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and appears to have maintained a good deal of creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's original quirk. Beck has written several original songs for the film. We have the trailer. More

Mar 25, 2010

Beck's record club, "an "informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day" is now entering its fourth round. This time, Liars joins Beck, St. Vincent, and members of Os Mutantes to cover classic INXS album Kick. More

Jamie Lidell Sets His “Compass” for May 18

New Album to Feature Beck, Feist, plus Grizzly Bear and Wilco Members

Feb 08, 2010

Jamie Lidell's third album will be entitled Compass and is due for release May 18 via Warp. Compass features a slew of notable guests, including Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Pat Sansone of Wilco, and Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. More

Jan 28, 2010

Deep into a promotional blitz that saw her U.S. TV debut, and announcement that she'll be performing at Coachella, yesterday Charlotte Gainsbourg stopped by KCRW studios to perform cuts from her third full-length album, IRM. Collaborator and album producer Beck, was also on hand. We have the video. More

Nov 19, 2009

Today Matthew Friedberger responded to Beck's song response to his insult-by-proxy while dissing Radiohead. Follow? More

Beck Records Song About Composer Harry Partch

Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger Probably Won't Like It

Nov 18, 2009

Beck might get the award for best entrance into a indie-rock feud. Earlier this year, Radiohead recorded and released a song about World War One veteran Harry Patch, "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)." Mistaking the soldier for experimental composer Harry Partch, experimental musican Matthew Friedberger from the Fiery Furnaces scoffed, at Radiohead's apparent grab for his left-of-center audience. Now, Beck has done "the unthinkable." More

Nov 18, 2009

In support of her upcoming album IRM (out January 26th on Because Music/Elektra), French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has premiered (via Spinner) a video for her single, a duet with collaborator Beck called, "Heaven Can Wait." More

Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg Collaborate on New Album

Her Forthcoming Effort IRM Gets a Little Help From Beck

Aug 28, 2009

Beck's rumored album collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg is set for a January release on Because Music. The album will be released under Gainsbourg's name and entitled IRM, which in French translates to MRI. Beck's involvement in the record was very hands on, he wrote all the music, cowrote the lyrics, as well producing and mixing the album. More

Jun 17, 2009

Coinciding with a massive overhaul of his website, set to happen next month, Beck will be hosting a “Record Club” – a regular meeting where musicians will come together to record a single album in an entire day without rehearsal, arrangement, or second guesses. More



Reviews

Governors Ball 2016: Highlights & Observations

Jun 06, 2016

Photos and highlights from a truncated Governors Ball 2016. More

Beck at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

June 25th, 2014

Jun 29, 2014

I rediscovered Beck’s coolness all over again on Wednesday night at his pre-Festival International de Jazz de Montréal show.  More

Morning Phase

Morning Phase

Capitol

Feb 25, 2014

Attempt to connect the dots between Beck releases and you'll rarely find moments where the artist has circled back on himself. Unfettered by genre or by audience expectations, his drowsy baritone and free-associative lyrics are the only things which remain consistent from album to album. More

Beck at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

November 24th, 2013

Nov 26, 2013

“If you have a wife, a job, and a car, you don’t have time for Beck” Jonathan Gold told the audience at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night.  More

Osheaga Festival 2013 Day Two: Beck, Stars, The Breeders, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and more

August 3rd, 2013

Aug 04, 2013

The second day of the Osheaga Festival might best be summed up as a love fest to Montreal and the festival itself. Nearly every artist we caught on Day 2 mentioned how beautiful the festival was (The Breeders, Deap Vally), how much they loved Montreal audiences (Beck, Macklemore) and how Osheaga is the best festival they've ever played (Imagine Dragons). More

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute: Beck, Zola Jesus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Victoria Legrand and more

Aug 29, 2011

It’s deceptively easy to see the career of French musician Serge Gainsbourg as one continuous punchline. With his distinctive vocal style—a muttered sing-speech—parodied almost into oblivion since his rise to popularity in the 1960s, the inclusion of his music in film or television seems to automatically indicate the horny bachelor, the ill-conceived seduction, or (horror of horrors) hipsters aiming to embrace kitsch with both hands. Last night at the Hollywood Bowl however, cool was the name of the game—as Beck, Zola Jesus, Victoria Legrand (of Beach House), Mike Patton, Ed Droste (of Grizzly Bear), The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lulu Gainsbourg, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sang, spoke and cooed their tributes to the late performer. More