Beck To Publish His Next Album With McSweeney's... Wait, What?
Beck's next album will be a 108-page package with booklets, lyrics and sheet music--but don't expect to actually hear the songs unless you can play them yourself. Would you be surprised to find out it's being published by McSweeney’s?
More, from Galleycat:
Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukulele notation), the Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012 … The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear “Do We? We Do,” or “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,” bringing them to life depends on you.
Sounds interesting. Though given my zero musical talent, I have to wait for someone to actually put them together and play them before I get to hear them, so there's that. But still, you know, art!
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