The next edition of Beck’s Record Club is set to feature (arguably) its best line-up yet — Liars, St Vincent and Os Mutantes.
St Vincent, known to her parents as Annie Clark, had something to say about the project via via Twitter. “Did a Record Club record with Beck and Liars and Os Mutantes in LA last week! It will be online soonish. Serious fun.”
Previous editions of the Record Club have featured Nigel Godrich and Giovanni Ribisi helping him out on the Velvet Underground’s ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ and MGMT and Devendra Banhart joining him to cover ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ by (obviously) Leonard Cohen. In February Wilco, Feist and Jamie Lidell collaborated with him on Skip Spence’s ‘Oar.’
There is no word on what this collaboration might be, so we’re free to speculate. A tropicalia take on ‘Exile On Main Street?’ A doom rock version of ‘Ziggy Stardust?’ Given Beck’s diffuse influences it could be anything.
Other than the regular editions of the Record Club, Beck is fairly quiet at the moment. He is guesting on Tobacco’s next record, produced Charlotte Gainsbourg’s ‘IRM’ album, and made a response track to the storm in a teacup Matthew Friedberger/Radiohead argument. Still, plenty of down time, you’d imagine. No live dates scheduled at the moment either.
It should be worth keeping an eye on Beck’s website for the next little while.