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Beck — Santa Barbara Bowl, May 24, 2012

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Santa Barbara Bowl, May 24, 2012


Nov 14, 2019

Beck is releasing a new album, Hyperspace, on November 22 via Capitol Records. Now he has shared another song from it, "Everlasting Nothing," which was co-written and co-produced by Beck and Pharrell Williams, with the two playing every instrument on the song. More

Beck Performs Prince Medley and His Own Songs at Paisley Park on New EP

Hyperspace Due Out November 22 via Capitol Records

Nov 11, 2019

Beck has done a session for Amazon Music at Prince's iconic Paisley Park studios outside of Minneapolis where Beck and his band do a medley of Prince classics ("Raspberry Beret," "When Doves Cry," "Kiss," and "1999"), as well as performing Beck's own songs "Where It's At" and "Up All Night."  More

Beck Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Dark Places”

Hyperspace Due Out November 22 via Capitol Records

Nov 07, 2019

Beck is releasing a new album, Hyperspace, on November 22 via Capitol Records. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Dark Places," via a lyric video for the track. More

Oct 23, 2019

Beck is releasing a new album, Hyperspace, on November 22 via Capitol Records. Now he has shared a video for the album's recently shared single "Uneventful Days." Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) directed the video, which features notable actresses Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson, and Alia Shawkat. More

Oct 17, 2019

Beck previously announced he was releasing a new album, Hyperspace, at some point via Capitol Records. Now the details of the album (its release date, tracklist, and cover art) have been announced and Beck has shared the album's first two tracks: "Hyperlife" and "Uneventful Days." More

Beck Shares “Saw Lightning (Freestyle)” Video

Hyperspace Due Out at Some Point via Capitol

Jul 08, 2019

Beck is releasing a new album, Hyperspace, at some point via Capitol Records. Back in April he shared the album's first single, "Saw Lightning." Now he has shared a grainy black & white video of him performing the song with simply a harmonica and his voice. The new version is labeled "Saw Lightning (Freestyle)." More

The Bird and the Bee Share Gender-Flipped Cover of Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” Feat. Beck

Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen Due Out August 2 via No Expectations/Release Me

Jul 05, 2019

The Bird and the Bee (aka Inara George and Greg Kurstin) are releasing a new covers album, Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, that features covers of 10 songs (11 if you get the vinyl version) of the 1980s rock band. Now they have shared another track from the album, a cover of Van Halen's 1984 hit "Hot For Teacher." They have flipped the gender of the teacher and he is voiced by special guest Beck. More

May 03, 2019

Cage The Elephant released a new album, Social Cues, which is their fifth, last month via RCA. Previously we posted the album's "Night Running," which is a collaboration with Beck and was one of our Songs of the Week. Now they have shared a video for the song. Jennifer Juniper Stratford directed the clip, which features both Beck and Cage The Elephant in a simulated world of sorts. More

Apr 15, 2019

Beck has shared a brand new song, "Saw Lightning." A press release says it is the first single from an upcoming new album, Hyperspace, which will be released "at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum" via Capitol Records. Beck co-wrote the song with Pharrell Williams, who also "contributes drums, keyboards, and mumbles."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beth Gibbons, Sky Ferreira, C Duncan, Foxygen, and More

Plus Cage The Elephant and Beck, Bibio, Bedouine, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 29, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week list stars with a 24-minute first movement of a symphony featuring a trip-hop icon, but most of the songs in the Top 10 are by artists that have already made the list in recent weeks with previous songs. More

Cage The Elephant and Beck Team Up for New Song “Night Running”

Co-Headlining "The Night Running Tour" This Summer

Mar 28, 2019

Beck and Cage The Elephant have teamed up for a new song "Night Running." It's a new single from Cage The Elephant's upcoming new album, Social Cues, which is their fifth and is due out on April 19 via RCA.  More

Jenny Lewis Shares New Cameo-Filled Video for “Red Bull & Hennessy”

Filmed During Her Telethon, Video Features Beck, St. Vincent, Jeff Goldblum, Jim James, Mac DeMarco, Jason Schwartzman, Danielle Haim, and More

Mar 28, 2019

Jenny Lewis has shared a video for "Red Bull & Hennessy." It is made up of behind-the-scenes footage from her recent live-streamed On the Line Online telethon/variety show and features cameos from Jeff Goldblum, St. Vincent, Beck, Danielle Haim, Mac DeMarco, Jim James, Jason Schwartzman, Nikki Lane, David Arquette, King Tuff, Natasha Leggero, Tim Heidecker, Vanessa Bayer, and more. More

Watch Jenny Lewis’ Intentionally Awkward Telethon Feat. St. Vincent, Beck, Jeff Goldblum, and More

Also Featured Tim Heidecker, Vanessa Bayer, Danielle Haim, Mac DeMarco, Jim James, Jason Schwartzman, and the New Song “Rabbit Hole”

Mar 04, 2019

Last night Jenny Lewis live-streamed On the Line Online, a telethon/variety show to promote her upcoming new album, On the Line, and to raise money for Los Angeles' The Downtown Women's Center. If you didn't catch it live, you can still watch the whole three and a half hour thing here. It was co-hosted by comedians Tim Heidecker and Vanessa Bayer (of Saturday Night Live) and featured a slew of special guests, including Jeff Goldblum, St. Vincent, Beck, Danielle Haim, Mac DeMarco, Jim James, Jason Schwartzman, and more. More

Beck Announces Tour Dates with Cage The Elephant and Spoon

Sunflower Bean and Others to Also Open “The Night Running Tour”

Feb 11, 2019

Beck and Cage The Elephant have teamed up for some co-headlining tour dates, with support from Spoon. Other support acts include Sunflower Bean, Wild Belle, and Starcrawler. The tour is dubbed "The Night Running Tour," the dates happen this July and August, and tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. More

St. Vincent Shares “MASSEDUCTION” Video, Performed on The Grammys with Dua Lipa

Annie Clark Also Won Two Grammys Last Night; Beck, Kacey Musgraves, and Childish Gambino Also Won Grammys

Feb 11, 2019

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) has shared a new video for "MASSEDUCTION," the title track to her acclaimed 2017 album. She also performed the song on the Grammys last night with British pop singer Dua Lipa, in a mash-up with her song "One Kiss" and a little bit of Aretha Franklin's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" thrown in for good measure. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wand, Idlewild, Barrie, Charly Bliss, SOAK, and More

Plus The Love Language, Foxygen, These New Puritans, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 08, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week was almost just a Top 8. However two fun, but seriously inessential, songs from the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack skated in at the bottom of the list. Veteran Scottish rockers Idlewild surprised us with an interesting new song, even though we admittedly haven't paid much attention to their last few albums.  More

Beck Teams Up with Robyn and The Lonely Island on New “Lego Movie 2” Song “Super Cool”

As Featured in the End Credits to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Feb 06, 2019

Beck has shared a new song, "Super Cool," that features Robyn and The Lonely Island. It was written for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the new animated film that comes out this Friday via Warner Bros. The song plays during the end credits of the film, as referenced by The Lonely Island's portion of the track. More

Watch Beck Perform “Tarantula” on James Corden with Feist, Bat For Lashes, and Inara George

Music Inspired By the Film Roma Due Out February 8 via Sony Masterworks

Feb 05, 2019

Beck recently shared a new track, "Tarantula," which is a cover of a 1983 song by Colourbox (who were signed to 4AD), which was also covered by This Mortal Coil in 1986 (their version is likely more an influence on Beck's). Last night Beck stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the song. He was joined by a backing choir that featured Feist and Alex Lilly (who both sing on the studio version of the song), alongside Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) and The Bird and the Bee's Inara George. But that's not all; he was also accompanied by the LA Philharmonic, conducted by Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel. More

Beck Shares New Track “Tarantula” (Feat. Feist), a Colourbox Cover

Music Inspired By the Film Roma Due Out February 8 via Sony Masterworks

Jan 23, 2019

Beck has shared a new track, "Tarantula," which is a cover of a 1983 song by Colourbox (who were signed to 4AD) and features Feist, among others. The song is taken from the upcoming album Music Inspired By the Film Roma, which is due out February 8 via Sony Masterworks. More

Grammys 2019 Nominations: Janelle Monáe, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Mitski, Björk, Beck, etc.

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Childish Gambino, Margo Price, David Byrne, Weezer, The Decemberists, and Others Get Nominations

Dec 07, 2018

The 2019 Grammy Awards nominations have been announced. Despite expanding the major categories from five nominees to eight this time, it's still the usual collection of mainstream pop, R&B, and hip-hop artists, with rock generally shut out of the main categories. More

Jenny Lewis Announces New Album and 2019 Tour Dates

On the Line Due Out Spring 2019 via Warner Bros.; Album Features Beck, Ryan Adams, and Ringo Starr

Dec 03, 2018

Jenny Lewis has finally announced her new album. She has also announced some 2019 tour dates. More

Jul 19, 2018

Beck released a new albumColors, last October via Capitol. Last night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform two songs from it, "Colors" on the broadcast show and "Wow" as a web-exclusive performance, in the run-up to his first headlining show at Madison Square Garden tonight.  More

Jun 04, 2018

U2 released a new album, Songs of Experience, last fall. Now they have shared a new remix of "Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way" by BeckMore

Outside Lands 2018 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, CHVRCHES, Beck, Bon Iver, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Huey Lewis and the News, Father John Misty, Broken Social Scene, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Jessie Ware, Perfume Genius, Lucy Dacus, James Blake, and More

Apr 03, 2018

Outside Lands have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down August 10 - 12 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The headliners are Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, and The Weeknd. More

Mar 29, 2018

Beck released a new albumColors, last October via Capitol. Now he has shared a video for "Colors" directed by acclaimed British director Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).  More

Beck Shares “Up All Night” Remix by Oliver and Announces New Tour Dates

Colors Out Now via Capitol, Dates Include Madison Square Garden Show

Mar 15, 2018

Beck released a new album, Colors, last October via Capitol. Now he has shared a remix of one of its singles, "Up All Night," by Los Angeles electronic duo Oliver. A press release says the song has now been "infused with an epic coat of twisted yacht rock smoothness, sure to keep the good vibes rolling." Beck has also announced some more tour dates, including his first ever headlining show at Madison Square Garden in July (with support from Glass Animals). More

Beck Covers The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for My Man”

Part of Spotify’s Music Happens Here Series

Jan 25, 2018

Beck released a new album, Colors, last October via Capitol. Now he has covered The Velvet Underground classic "I'm Waiting for My Man" as part of Spotify's Music Happens Here series.  More

Jan 16, 2018

Beck released a new albumColors, last October via Capitol. Now he has shared a video for "Fix Me," in partnership with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Fittingly it features some dogs, as well as a toddler.  More

Dec 07, 2017

Beck released a new albumColors, back in October via Capitol. Now you can stream the whole album below. Last night he stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Up All Night." Watch it below. More

Stream the New Album by Beck - “Colors”

Colors Out Now via Capitol

Oct 13, 2017

Beck released a new albumColors, today via Capitol. Now you can stream the whole album below. More

Oct 11, 2017

Beck is releasing a new albumColors, this Friday (October 13) via Capitol. On last night's episode of the BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland Beck performed two songs: Colors single "Up All Night"and "Devil's Haircut," from his classic 1996 album Odelay. Watch both performances below. More

Beck Shares Video for New Song “Up All Night”

Colors Due Out October 13 via Capitol

Sep 06, 2017

Beck has shared a video for a brand new song, "Up All Night." It's the latest song to be taken from his forthcoming new albumColors, which is due out October 13 via Capitol. Canada directed the video, which features a female warrior in armor and with a shield, as she literally crashes a party.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Beck, King Krule, Stars, Lindstrøm, and More

Plus Amber Coffman, Cults, Chelsea Wolfe, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 25, 2017

This week's biggest new song was probably "Look What You Made Me Do," the first offering from Taylor Swift's new album, Reputation. But it was far from the week's best song (it didn't get close to our Top 8).  More

Aug 24, 2017

Beck has shared a lyric video for a widescreen sounding new song, "Dear Life." He has also confirmed the release date, cover art, and tracklist for his new album, ColorsColors is due out October 13 via Capitol. More

Beck Confirms New Album Title and Release Month

"These are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once."

Aug 11, 2017

In June 2016 Beck released a brand new song, "Wow," and announced plans to release an as yet to be titled new album sometime via Capitol (it was originally due out last October, but was pushed back to a TBA date).  More

Beck Announces July and August North American Tour Dates

New Album Due Out Someday via Capitol

May 31, 2017

Last June Beck released a brand new song"Wow," and he plans to release an as yet to be titled new album sometime via Capitol (it was originally due out last October, but was pushed back to a TBA date).  More

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.


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





Oct 13, 2017

If you think you've heard this album before, don't worry, you're not losing your mind. Bits of Beck's brand new Colors have been trickling out for years. "Dreams" landed as a single way back in 2015, followed by "Wow" one year later. More

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


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