A while back, Beck said he’s planning a new release for this year, but he refused to give further details, other then he’ll be collaborating with a famous producer.
According to a recent press release the alleged famous producer, is non other the Danger Mouse and Beck’s, still untitled upcoming album, will get out much sooner then most of us thought, namely in the summer, maybe even in June. The record will be 10 track strong and spanning at a bit under 30 minutes.
The album will be released on Interscope in North America and on XL Records in the rest of the world, although no official street date has been announced. Speculation abounds that the album could appear at any time, in a similar fashion to the way the Raconteurs released Consolers of the Lonely in March.
If you’re wondering how the followup to 2006’s Information sounds like, here’s a snippet from the press release:
The result [of Beck and Danger Mouse’s collaboration] 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.
Also back in last year’s August, Beck released a lone single in the form of Time Bomb on iTunes; chances are pretty favorable it will get included in the forthcoming record. As for a tour, Beck already mapped a summer European/North American tour. Check out the dates after the jump.
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 *
08-30 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 Spoon, MGMT