New Beck Album This Summer

Beck has recorded a new album, produced with BrianDanger MouseBurton, whom Beck met a few years ago, to be released this summer. The as yet untitled album contains 10 new songs which stem from last December when Beck and Danger Mouse found mutual time to get together to do a few songs. Those songs turned out wonderfully and encouraged the pair to work on a full-length together.

The result is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album’s ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse’s shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration. The album’s diversity of tone is belied by an emphasis on songwriting and musical concision, with the album clocking in at a little over 30 minutes.

The album represents the first new Beck music since last year’s Grammy-nominated digital single “Timebomb” (which is still in heavy rotation on our playlists!) The new songs also mark the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005’s platinum Guero and 2006’s universally acclaimed The Information.

Beck will play his biggest hometown headline show to date September 20th at the Hollywood Bowl. The bill will also feature special guests Spoon and MGMT and is the first headline date announced on a U.S. itinerary that so far includes the Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot festivals.

There’s little Beck can do wrong, so we’re just as stoked as you are for the new album! We’ll be sure to catch Beck’s set at Austin City Limits, but be sure we’ll bring you more news until then.

Beck: website | myspace | “Timebomb” video
Danger Mouse: website | the Grey Album

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3 Responses

  1. SEXX Laws was underrated…

  2. Iiiiiii wanna defyyyy the logic of all sex laaawwws.

    Great song!

  3. up before Brooklyn Vegan!!

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