|Beck plans cover albums|
2009-06-18 by David James Young | 13 Comments
Prolific indie-rock eccentric Beck Hansen has made some intriguing plans for his upcoming time in the studio - he will attempt to cover and record entire albums in one day's time, with a little help from some of his friends.
The idea will be one of the new features of Beck's new official website, which is currently in the overhaul process, entitled the Record Club.
The rules of contributions to the Record Club are simple - Hansen, and whomever else he chooses to work with, must record everything in one day, and no-one must rehearse or arrange anything beforehand.
The day after recording completes, Beck will release a song from the album once a week until it is completed.
According to Pitchfork Media, who broke the story, the first album that Beck shall attempt to cover will be the seminal Velvet Underground album, 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico. Pitchfork also report that Hansen shall work with several well-known artists including freak-folk artist Devendra Banhart, Brooklyn art-pop duo MGMT, British neo-soul singer Jamie Lidell and producer Nigel Godrich.
This will be the first new studio material from Beck since Modern Guilt, his album of last year produced by Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton.
Band Page: Beck
dang, that should be sweet
I don't care if he's a Scientologist, I fucking love Beck.
Beck is a fucking genious.
I usually dont like the idea of artists i like doing cover albums, but it sounds pertty interesting is Beck is doing one.
he's a scientologist?? D:
hah. i was expecting disappointment at covers, but this is pretty sweet...
shud be interesting
Has anyone done this before? Leave it to Beck to do something extremely unique like this.
I'm done trying. If Beck can COVER albums and gain this much interest and I have to write new stuff, it just isn't worth it.
But seriously can't wait to see what this guy can do.
Gonna be grand.
should be awesome, his cover of leopard skin pill box hat is awesome