Published Jun 13, 2008&hlAfter a good month of speculation, Beck has finally announced a release date, tracklisting and title for his upcoming new album. On July 8, the record indeed dubbed Modern Guilt will hit North American shops via DGC and feature a modest ten tracks that amount to roughly 30 minutes of tunes to keep you company. The album will also feature a collaboration with none other than Cat Power, whose Chan Marshall lends her voice to the track "Walls.
According to the press release, you can expect those Danger Mouse-produced songs to "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, as we previously reported, Beck has lined up a series of summer tour dates, some which involve stepping onto Canadian soil with South Carolina alt-country rockers Band of Horses.
Here is that Modern Guilt tracklisting, followed by Becks tour dates:
2 Gamma Ray
4 Modern Guilt
6 Walls (ft. Cat Power)
8 Soul of a Man
9 Profanity Prayers
Beck tour dates:
6/25 Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
6/27 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
6/28 St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Festival
6/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
7/01 Southampton, England - Guildhall
7/02 Manchester, England - Apollo
7/04 London, England - Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
7/06 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
7/07 Paris, France - Olympia
7/09 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
7/10 Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival
8/22 San Francisco CA - Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
8/24 Bend OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater *
8/27 Victoria BC - Royal Theatre !
8/28 Vancouver BC - Orpheum Theatre !
8/30 Seattle WA - Bumbershoot Festival
9/20 Los Angeles CA - Hollywood Bowl ^
9/27 Austin TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
* with Cold War Kids
! with Band of Horses
^ with Spoon, MGMT
Beck performing at a recent Los Angeles gig