When we heard Beck was releasing an album in sheet-music form, we were all eyes. The tracks (if that’s the right word) from his Song Reader has never been officially recorded—instead, they’re for all the world to interpret. It’s exactly the kind of tradition-skewing artistry that we love.
As for the frames? We’ve teamed up with Beck on a limited-edition pair of frames that are equal parts eclectic and charming. And we’re not stopping with glasses. We’ll also be bringing this partnership to life in the liveliest way possible: a concert.
This Sunday we’re hosting an evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Allison and Tiffany Anders, Jack Black, Jon Brion, Merry Clayton, Jarvis Cocker, Childish Gambino, Jonathan Gold, Juanes, Josh Kun, Jenny Lewis, Roger Manning, Jr., Fred Martin & the Levite Camp, Tig Notaro, Van Dyke Parks, Randall Poster, John C. Reilly with Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau, and Moses Sumney join Beck onstage for an evening of storytelling and their musical translations of his Song Reader arrangements. (What a lineup.)
The Song Reader’s inclusivity and originality is what got us involved, and you can participate too. Take Beck’s compositions and make them your own at SongReader.net.
Stick around for more Beck. We’ll share more good stuff soon.
Shop the collaboration online here and in stores starting Saturday, the 23rd.