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.

http://pitchfork.com/news/35657-beck-enlists-devendra-mgmt-lidell-to-cover-albums-for-his-website/

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PuddleSwimmer
June 18th 2009

1457 Comments


That

is fucking

cool

feav233
June 18th 2009

1411 Comments


dang, that should be sweet

Chewie
June 18th 2009

4531 Comments


hmm

PanasonicYouth
June 18th 2009

7411 Comments


I don't care if he's a Scientologist, I fucking love Beck.

Mr_Coffee
June 18th 2009

631 Comments


Beck is a fucking genious.

Shrapnel94
June 18th 2009

2213 Comments


I usually dont like the idea of artists i like doing cover albums, but it sounds pertty interesting is Beck is doing one.

Chewie
June 18th 2009

4531 Comments


he's a scientologist?? D:

Klekticist
June 18th 2009

1258 Comments


hah. i was expecting disappointment at covers, but this is pretty sweet...

shud be interesting

DruggieDougie
June 18th 2009

185 Comments


Has anyone done this before? Leave it to Beck to do something extremely unique like this.

thediamondcanopy
June 20th 2009

509 Comments


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.

StickmanSouffle
June 21st 2009

286 Comments


Gonna be grand.

cbmartinez
June 21st 2009

2525 Comments


should be awesome, his cover of leopard skin pill box hat is awesome

BSX
June 22nd 2009

1630 Comments


Freak-folk?
Art-pop?
WTF!?



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