He needs to come back. Damn it!
The 2004 show was excellent, but he really needs to do a full-production show. In 2004 he did the Gobi, it was very loose (he covered Big Star and used a Gameboy as an instrument) and it was decidedly low-key. I'd love to see him debut a new, nutsoid production-based show and get back to the Crazy Beck we all know and love.
Beck's performance at the Treasure Island Music Festival was one of his best ever. He sang '"Debra" and did a MJ moonwalk. Definitely on his game that night.
This was announced today...
Would love to see him on the polo fields in April!
please get him on the Polo Fields next year! so bummed I missed him at TI
11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena
Hopes of a second album for '14 at the end of the year, too.
New song from last night
9/14 Colleen Green @ All Star Lanes, 9/25 Chelsea Wolfe @ The Regent, 10/15 Lolawolf @ Troubadour, 10/20 Blur @ Hollywood Bowl, 10/31 Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet @ The Ace
It was a super wonderful night. The clip above sounds great and it should because last night was sonically flawless. i took some pictures:
Moar from the set.
I've only seen him once, it was at Outside Lands in 2012 and I was less than impressed. I'm a pretty big fan and he was my most anticipated set of the weekend, pretty disappointing set and maybe I'm crazy but he seemed bored as hell.
Really would love to see him in 2014 for some redemption.
My 4th Annual Coachelectro (Coachella 2015) Mix
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2012 OSL was the first (and only) I've seen him, and that performance was unfortunately lackluster.
10/9: Headless Horseman @ f8
10/16: MMJ @ The Masonic
10/16: Autechre @ Mezzanine
10/17: Neil Young @ Berkeley Greek
10/18: Treasure Island
10/18: Atlas Sound @ Swedish American Hall
10/21: Courtney Barnett @ The Fillmore
10/23: Luna, Quilt @ The Fillmore
10/24: Bridgeschool Benefit
10/29: Hot Chip @ The Fox
10/31: Juju & Jordash LIVE, Sassmouth
Loving Blue Moon. Excited for this new album.
Let's decide this once and for all.
Saying Morning Phase and Sea Change are the same album or that MP is a remake or whatever is about the most surface-level analysis possible. I did think the same thing at first, I mean the opening track sounds a LOT like Golden Age. But from there on, aside from the fact that it's a similarly laidback album it's not really the same at all. This is a much more positive and hopeful sounding record - lots of major chords and warm feelings as opposed to the minor, depressing feeling of SC. Just a really different tone overall. And this sounds like Beck used a full band for a lot of it - most of the songs on SC either had some kind of slight instrumentation or were just Beck and his guitar. I haven't given it enough spins to notice any similarities or differences lyrically yet, but when I hear people saying it's the same record it really makes me scratch my head.
To me, it sounds like Sea Change. The cover looks like Sea Change. The first word about the album back in October was this:
Of course it's not exactly the same album, and it carries a different (less immediately depressing) thematic tone, but I think it's okay to acknowledge that there are significant similarities, and that he is very consciously evoking Sea Change. I suppose the reason I and many others even thought of it as an issue is because of the guy's track record for diving head first into whatever weird genre or ideas he has on each of his albums. He's never really repeated (or evoked, if you want to be more charitable in phrasing it) his prior work in this way before. We may be judging him more harshly just because of who he is, where we are far more forgiving of the Beach Houses or Nationals of the world who do roughly the same album every three years because that's what we've come to expect of them.The album features many of the same musicians from his 2002 album Sea Change (Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner). The press release describes it as "a companion piece of sorts" to that album.
I'm not the biggest fan of Sea Change/Morning Phase Beck, but part of me was just disappointed that this is really the first time in his career he's made two records that are this similar, regardless of the level of enjoyment that I get out of this particular style.
although, the hypocrite in me is going, "Midnite Vultures companion piece, please!"
I agree with Chris. I love Morning Phase - it's upbeat and it moves along nicely - I always thought Sea Change was boring and plodding.