Beck finished producing the new Thurston Moore solo record “Demolished Thoughts” earlier this year. It was recorded last fall and into January this year and will be released May 24th on Matador. Here’s a link with more info.
Gary Wilson self recorded “You Think You Really Know Me” in his parent’s basement in the mid 70′s, pressing only 300 copies. I first heard it in the early 90′s from a cassette copy being passed around. Sounding something like Prince starring in a Dario Argento film, the desperation of the voice in songs like Loneliness and 6.4 = Makeout warped through the music, combining the darkly absurd with something elusive—that weirdness underneath the smooth surface of 70′s mellow pop and countless Three’s Company episodes finally articulated. Rumors of Gary Wilson’s whereabouts, that he had been playing in a Holiday Inn lounge, went around for years. He resurfaced later in a series of performances involving mannequins and copious amounts of cellophane, as well as in a documentary. Here are a few tracks:
Gary Wilson – 6.4 = Makeout
Gary Wilson – You Keep on Looking
Gary Wilson – Chromium Bitch
Gary Wilson – I Wanna Lose Control
Gary Wilson – Loneliness
Beck has written songs for the Scott Pilgrim film’s fictional band Sex BOB-OMB. The songs were recorded two summers ago at the request of director Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead) and Nigel Godrich, who contributed the score to the film. The versions on the soundtrack have vocals redubbed by the film’s actors.
Tobacco’s “Maniac Meat” is out on Anticon records and Beck appears on 2 tracks…”Fresh Hex” and “Grape Aerosmith.”
Visit Tobacco’s website at blackmothsuperrainbow.com
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Check out the new Charlotte Gainsbourg video. As Pitchfork put it, “things get weird.” Directed by Todd Cole, shot in Big Sur, California in April 2010.
Music Loves You began from a desire to talk about music, artists, fans, and in a larger sense, all that surrounds concerts. The desire to show all those moments where an artist and his public become one. Here is an exhibition that deals with all these things, through snapshots taken by photographers, but also by the artists themselves. A tribute to all that contribute to make a concert so special and unforgettable.
Beck has contributed songs to the upcoming film “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”, based on the Bryan Lee O’Malley comicbook of the same name. Starring Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Anna Kendrick, Beck’s contributions centered on writing songs to be performed by Pilgrim’s (played by Michael Cera) band, “Sex Bob-Omb.”
Slated for release on August 13, there will also be a soundtrack album featuring the Beck-penned tracks along with other songs by Broken Social Scene, Metric, and Cornelius.
The film is being directed by Edgar Wright and scored by Nigel Godrich.
Watch the trailer here
In tribute to Alex Chilton, found a live cover of ‘Kangaroo’ from the Sea Change tour in Japan and another performed on the BBC in 2003. Must have played this song on stage a 100 times. One of my favorite songs from one of the best songwriters who ever lived.–Beck
We are doing a limited run of shirts featuring the drawing of the Skip Spence cover done by Beck from the last Record Club. They are printed on premium Alternative Apparel shirts. Get one while they last!