Posted by: Bill Jones | June 12, 2008

New Beck – Brian Wilson Feel, Blue Note Look

What would a new release from everyone’s favorite dancing-indie-rocker Beck look like if he was signed to Blue Note?  Well, this>>>>

Beck has released his new album artwork and his tracklisting for the forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced-Cat Power-featured new Album: Modern Guilt. It will be out July 7 in the United Kingdom and Europe from XL, with a North American release the next day, July 8, from DGC.

more after the jump + music files

Roughly 30 minutes long, a feel of 60ish nostalgia at times, and heavy on the wordmenship-Modern Guilt was recently showcased at in inprompto show in Los Angeles on June 9th at The Echo. (see below)

Beck seems to be channeling Brian Wilson on most of his 60ish-beach bash jaunt Chemtrails. Lots of layered vocals swimming through fading organ chords, touches of Bootsy-funk, splashes of piano, and tumbling drum fills that come barreling at you like a nice set of waves. Beck mumbles on about boats on the percussionless verses, and about seas of people on the chorus, with shades of a beach-bummed “Eleanor Rigby”: “So many people, where do they go?”

Very 60s Britan indeed. (stream most of “Chemtrailshere)

So, you can wait to buy it, or… wait for the leak, which we here at eargoggles are sure will be happening in the next day or so. 

Modern Guilt:

01 Orphans
02 Gamma Ray
03 Chemtrails
04 Modern Guilt
05 Youthless
06 Walls (ft. Cat Power)
07 Replica
08 Soul of a Man
09 Profanity Prayers
10 Volcano

Beck Tour Dates:

06-25 Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
06-27 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
06-28 St. Gallen, Switzerland – St. Gallen Festival
06-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
07-01 Southampton, England – Guildhall
07-02 Manchester, England – Apollo
07-04 London, England – Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
07-06 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07-07 Paris, France – Olympia
07-09 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
07-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
08-22 San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
08-24 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater *
08-27 Victoria, British Columbia – Royal Theatre !
08-28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre !
08-30 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
09-20 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl ^
09-27 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)

* with Cold War Kids
! with Band of Horses
^ with Spoon, MGMT

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