NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 3rd
MICHEL GONDRY-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “CELL PHONE’S DEAD” COMPLETED
HEADLINING DETOUR AND DOWNLOAD FESTIVALS
“HELL YES” NOMINATED FOR BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS VMA
Beck has confirmed an October 3 U.S. release for his new album, The Information. Three years in the making, The Information is the album Beck began work on with producer Nigel Godrich (Beck’s Sea Change, Mutations; Radiohead’s OK Computer, Kid A) before last year’s Guero. The Information was finally completed earlier this year once extended touring engagements necessitated by Guero’s success, as well as Nigel’s other commitments, were fulfilled.
The Information is comprised of 15 songs and a DVD featuring homemade videos for each of the 15 songs shot in-studio during the actual sessions. The artwork for The Information is either non-existent or infinite, depending on one’s point of view: Each copy will come in a blank package with one of four collectible sticker sheets specially designed by American and European artists hand-picked by Beck.
In addition to the self-shot videos currently floating around on Beck.com, Beck’s MySpace page, Youtube and various other corners of the Internet, Beck recently shot a video for “Cell Phone’s Dead,” directed by Michel Gondry. In other Beck video news, last year’s “Hell Yes” clip will be up for Best Special Effects In A Video when the 2006 MTV Video Music
Awards air 8 p.m. August 31.
On the live front, Beck will follow his previously announced headlining slot at this year’s Download Festival September 30 at San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheater with a top billed appearance at the Detour Festival October 7 in downtown Los Angeles