Beck’s Record Club is arguably the best reason to make sure you’re regularly checking the man’s website. Record Club is a project wherein Beck rounds up a few of his friends, famous and otherwise, and records a cover version of an entire album in one day. He then posts the results to his website one song at a time.
Thus far, he’s done the Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico with Nigel Godrich and Giovanni Ribisi, Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen with MGMT and Devendra Banhart, and, most recently, Skip Spence’s Oar with Wilco, Feist, and Jamie Lidell. And the next one should be a hell of a thing.
In a post on her Twitter earlier this afternoon, St. Vincent leader Annie Clark revealed that she’d recorded a Record Club with Beck, Liars, and Brazilian tropicalia legends Os Mutantes last week: “It will be online soonish. Serious fun.” She did not reveal which album that particularly badass crew had recorded. But given the level of talent in this mob, the result would be worth a listen even if they were taking on Ugly Kid Joe’s America’s Least Wanted. (Or, hell, especially if they were taking on America’s Least Wanted.)