August 4, 2010 6:21
Beck: 'I'm hoping to release some new music by the end of the summer'
Singer/producer reveals he could 'just end up putting the songs on my website'
Beck has revealed that he hopes to release some new material "by the end of the summer".
The Californian singer/producer has already had a busy year which has seen him contribute a song to the Twilight soundtrack with Bat For Lashes and work on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Scott Pilgrim Versus The World, but now he says he is concentrating on his own music.
"I've been working on a record for a few years; I recorded it in the fall of 2008," Beck told Pitchfork. "I've worked on it a little bit here or there, but it's the kind of thing where I turn around and two years have gone by and it starts to get less relevant to what's happening at large."
He added: "At this point, five other bands may have done something that felt really exciting and new two years ago. Like, the title of the record was going to be 'Rococo' and now Arcade Fire have a song called 'Rococo'. But I'm sure the music is going to come out."
A release date is yet to be confirmed, but Beck also revealed that he could release the music for free via his website – Beck.com.
"I'm not sure if I'm going to put out 12-inches or put the songs on my website," he admitted. "I mean, there's not anything stopping it [just going on my website]. It's just getting the right group of songs. I think there'll be something coming out by the end of summer, even if it's just a song or two."
Earlier this year, Beck recruited Thurston Moore and Tortoise to cover Yanni's 1994 album 'Live At The Acropolis', with the singer/producer explaining that he would love to ask his collaborators to work on new material with him.
"Usually there's barely enough time to do the Record Club," he said. "I sometimes want to ask, but I don't want to be presumptuous. When Thurston [Moore] was around for the Yanni record, I wanted him to play some guitar, but he just had that one day. Next time."
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