Beck has been a personal favorite for years. With each album, he is able to reinvent himself as an artist and musician while still sounding very much like Beck. Now, he's on the path to reinventing his recent album, Modern Guilt, as well as The Velvet Underground's debut album in the form of videos on his website, Beck.com.
Embracing the Internet like fellow artists, Trent Reznor and Beastie Boys, Beck created Record Club as a means to gather friends and record an album a day with one video a week posted online to show the recording process. The first album is The Velvet Underground's classic debut, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and Beck and friends' interpretations (those posted so far) of the songs are a modern yet faithful take on the 1967 masterpiece.
When not posting VU covers, Beck has taken the time this week to celebrate the anniversary of the release of 2008's Grammy Nominated, Modern Guilt. Postings of acoustic versions of the album's songs will be added to site starting with "Orphans." Later, this week, promotional videos shot for the album are expected to be uploaded for viewing through the his page's Videotheque section. In addition to this, there are plans to release a few of the acoustic tracks in the form of a limited edition EP.
Visit Beck.com to see and hear more of "Record Club" and "Modern Guilt Acoustic"
For your enjoyment, Beck's take on "Femme Fatale"
Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico "Femme Fatale" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.