Published Jun 16, 2010Although he hasn't released an album of original material since 2008's Modern Guilt, Beck has kept his name in the news over the past year with his star-studded Record Club covers project. Beck and an array of high-profile friends have already unveiled their own versions of albums by the Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Skip Spence and INXS. Beck is now preparing to roll out the fifth instalment in the series, which will feature contributions from Tortoise and legendary Sonic Youth front-man Thurston Moore.
According to Time Out Chicago [via Pitchfork], the group got together in Los Angeles last weekend. And while there's still no word on whose album they covered, Tortoise guitarist/bassist Douglas McCombs said that the session was a "broad spectrum of music that was sort of appropriate."
We'll have to wait at least a few more weeks before we hear the latest session, since there are still two more songs to be unveiled in Beck's previous Record Club instalment, a version of INXS's Kick featuring St. Vincent, Liars and Os Mutantes.
That means we've still got enough time to start a betting pool on what the new cover album is going to be. Based on Record Club's previous choices, it could be almost anything.