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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beckyoncé mashups, Billy Eichner yelling at FLOTUS, and Norm Macdonald's SNL tweets stole the internet's collective heart this week. 
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Studio 360

Beck’s Song Reader Came Out, and We Was Robbed

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Beck’s album Song Reader (first released as sheet music in 2012) just came out, with various artists covering the songs. But “Saint Dude” sounds eerily like the epic version we produced.
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New Sounds

Chamber Pop/Art Songs

Monday, August 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to orchestral and chamber music songs that don’t fit comfortably into the “indie” rock world, like music from My Brightest Diamond.

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Soundcheck

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Soundcheck On Beck's 'Morning Phase'

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beck has not put out a new record since 2008, but now (finally!) after a long wait and a ton of side projects, the iconoclast songwriter and producer is set to release Morning Phase on Feb. 25. Members of the Soundcheck team took the album for a spin and have these first impressions.

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Soundcheck

Beck's 'Gimme' Completes A Trilogy Of Stand-Alone Singles

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hear "Gimme," a new song from Beck.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Beck, Camping & Camp

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The WNYC staff is busy this weekend and you can check out some of the events they recommend around town and beyond.

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Features

Video: Relive The Newport Folk Festival Performances

Friday, July 26, 2013

Watch a live stream of the Newport Folk Festival - featuring Feist, Beck, The Lumineers, Jim James, Andrew Bird and more!

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Soundcheck

Beck Transforms Bowie's 'Sound And Vision' With 170-Piece Orchestra

Monday, February 11, 2013

Beck is no stranger to ambitious musical concepts, but his latest project is something far grander: The iconolast musician has filmed and recorded the David Bowie classic "Sound And Vision" with a 170-piece orchestra with 360-degree audio and film equipment to let viewers feel as if they're there in person.

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Studio 360

Beck's Play-It-Yourself Album & Photo Remix Winners

Friday, December 21, 2012

Kurt Andersen talks with the musician Beck, whose new project is a collection of 20 songs released as sheet music. If you want to hear the songs, you have to play them yourself, and we did. Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” defines the sound of dance music we’re still grooving ...

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Studio 360

Beck’s Song Reader: Open to Interpretation

Friday, December 21, 2012

Beck has always been an unpredictable musician: from the folk-rock of Mellow Gold, to the digital sounds of Odelay, to the raucous funk of Midnite Vultures. But for his latest project, there’s no music at all — unless you want to make some yourself. Song Reader, published by McSweeney's ...

Video: Kurt Andersen & radio friends perform "Saint Dude"

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Soundcheck

Stephin Merritt Plays Beck, With A Toy Piano

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Magnetic Fields songwriter delivers and eerie and playful version of "Old Shanghai" from Beck's Song Reader project.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The “You Asked for It, Beck” Edition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On this week’s episode, the Political Gabfest panelists discuss Michigan’s new right-to-work law and the declining power of unions while the Culture Gabfesters talk about the award-winning indie darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Beck’s "Song Reader."

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Soundcheck

Beck's Sheet Music Project Revives A Great Tradition

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beck's new sheet music album Song Reader reminds John Schaefer of the old days, the 1970s. 

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Studio 360

Music Video: Our Rendition of Beck's "Saint Dude"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beck’s new album isn’t what you’d expect. There’s no CD, no .mp3s, or vinyl. So how’s it being released? Sheet music. Kurt's conversation with Beck will be online early next week. As we were getting ready for the interview, we had an idea: What if we put together a band to play some of the sheet music?

Video: Kurt Andersen & radio friends perform "Saint Dude"

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Soundcheck

Beck, Stephin Merritt And The 'Song Reader'

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tune in Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET for live conversation, calls and in-studio performances.

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Beck And Stephin Merritt Talk About 'Song Reader'

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beck Hansen just put out his latest release last week, except it's not a new album. It's not even a recording. Instead, this new project comes in the form of an old-fashioned songbook filled with sheet music, titled Beck Hansen's Song Reader. Hansen joins us along with Stephin Merritt from the Magnetic Fields to perform a song from the project and take your questions.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Normally Have To Be Drunk Off My Ass To Do This Edition

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, David Haglund, Simon Doonan and Jody Rosen discuss the indie film "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the awful state of the art world, and Beck's new collection of sheet music, "Song Reader."

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Soundcheck

Exclusive Download: Portland Cello Project Teases Beck's 'Song Reader'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hear one band's take on the first "single" from Beck's upcoming sheet music collection.

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Soundcheck

Beck's Sheet Music Album Is So Nineteenth Century

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The shape-shifting musician’s new album is his most unlistenable yet. Literally.

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On Being

Richard Mouw — Restoring Political Civility: An Evangelical View [remix]

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

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