Shades Designed by Beck

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Shades Designed by Beck

What’s Beck been up to the past few years besides not making new records? Designing sunglasses for Oliver Peoples, of course. Amazingly, these frames have been in development for two years with Beck being “very involved” in the process. Beck drew inspiration from his personal collection of dead stock 80’s sunglasses, which is why they […]

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Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beck’s Record Club enlists Liars, St. Vincent, and Os Mutantes to cover INXS

Record Club: INXS “Guns In The Sky” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo. All of Beck’s Record Club covers thus far have made sense as far as Beck’s probable influences go, but now that he’s hooked up with St. Vincent, members of Liars, and members of Os Mutantes, I’m much more intrigued. This random assortment of […]

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Beck swoops in and finishes the fight

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My favorite piece of news in the past week is Beck’s musical response to that clueless buffoon from The Fiery Furnaces, who tried to insult Radiohead, blog-style, but missed the point completely. And in attempting to cover his ass retroactively, took a swipe at Beck. Well, Radiohead, in their lofty chairs of utter superiority, ignored […]

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Thom Yorke assembles bizarre backing band

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Thom Yorke assembles bizarre backing band

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is putting together an odd assortment of musicians to help bring his solo album, The Eraser, to life. The band consists of a few recognizable names, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and Beck sidekick Joey Waronker. To say that many Radiohead fans will be […]

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VIDEO: Beck and friends cover Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” for Record Club

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Beck’s off to a good start on the aforementioned record club plan. He definitely gives “Sunday Morning” his stamp, as it recalls the aching fragility and vulnerability of Sea Change. It’s tough to compare it to the original, however, as just about anybody would fall short, but it’s a damn fine effort. Beck.com is already […]

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Beck’s record club idea: classic albums re-recorded, no rehearsals

June 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Beck’s record club idea: classic albums re-recorded, no rehearsals

Word hit the street yesterday via Nasty Little Man regarding Beck’s forthcoming website overhaul. Normally, when an artist redesigns his website, it’s not exactly newsworthy, but with Beck’s redesign comes a twist on the old record club boondoggle. Prince has tried several times to market his music via pricey subscription tiers but has always come […]

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Sweet stash of Beck mp3’s

April 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sweet stash of Beck mp3’s

I Guess I’m Floating posted a handful of mp3’s of Beck covering the likes of Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Hank Williams. It’s pretty dangerous to attempt a Nick Drake cover, as that’s hallowed ground to a lot of people, but Beck’s got the chops to pull off the mood and the homage without sounding […]

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