Tickets are now on presale (password = BOWL) for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show in LA on May 10th. More info on Beck's new album (which Paper Tiger/P4K say includes a collaboration with Cat Power) and Beck & Spoon tour dates below.....
BECK ---- DANGER MOUSE-PRODUCED NEW ALBUM OUT THIS SUMMER SEPTEMBER 20 HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SPOON & MGMT ON SALE MAY 10thBeck - 2008 Tour Dates
Beck has recorded a new album, produced with Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton, to be released this summer. The as yet untitled album contains 10 new songs.
Having met a few years ago, Beck and Danger Mouse had planned to work together at some point, finally convening last December to do a few songs. Encouraged by the results, they decided to make an entire record and over the next few months recorded extensively, with the goal of using only 10 pieces in the end.
The result is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album's ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse's shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.
The album's diversity of tone is belied by an emphasis on songwriting and musical concision, with the album clocking in at a little over 30 minutes.
The album represents the first new Beck music since last year's Grammy-nominated digital single "Timebomb." The new songs also mark the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005's platinum Guero and 2006's universally acclaimed The Information.
On the live front, Beck will play his biggest hometown headline show to date September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl. The bill will also feature special guests Spoon and MGMT and is the first headline date announced on a U.S. itinerary that so far includes the Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot festivals.
06.25 - Hove Festival / Hovefestivalen Arendal / Tromoy
06.27 - Columbiahalle / Columbia Halle / Columbia-Halle Berlin
06.28 - Saint Gallen Open Air Festival Saint Gallen
06.30 - Melkweg Amsterdam
07.01 - Southampton Guildhall Southampton
07.02 - Apollo Manchester Manchester
07.04 - O2 Wireless Festival London
07.06 - Rock Werchter Festival Werchter
07.07 - Olympia Paris
07.09 - Sala La Riviera Madrid
08.22 - Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival San Francisco CA
08.24 - Les Schwab Amphitheater Bend OR
08.30 - Bumbershoot Festival Seattle WA
09.20 - Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles CA
09.27 - Zilker Park Austin TX
Spoon - 2008 Tour Dates
May 3 - Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California
Jun 13 - Pet Aid 2008 - Edgefield Amphitheatre Troutdale, Oregon
Jul 15 - Prospect Park Brooklyn, New York
Jul 19 - Mile High Festival Commerce City, Colorado
Jul 20 - Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois
Sep 20 - Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California
Sep 22 - The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Sep 23 - The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Sep 24 - The Fillmore San Francisco