I did a quick search of the archives and I’m surprised to see we haven’t covered Beck‘s “Record Club” project at all. It’s a cool idea where a bunch of musicians get together and cover an entire album in one day. Beck then releases the songs on his web site and Vimeo channel. He’s already done The Velvet Underground and Nico (ft. Nigel Godrich, Giovanni Ribisi) and Songs of Leonard Cohen (ft. MGMT, Devendra Banhart), and now he’s halfway through Skip Spence‘s Oar (ft. Wilco, Feist, Jamie Liddell).
“Broken Heart” features a duet with Jeff Tweedy and Leslie Feist, and it’s really nice. A few more of my favorites from this installment after the jump…
Video: Record Club: Skip Spence “Little Hands” (vocals: Beck)
Video: Record Club: Skip Spence “Margaret-Tiger Rug” (vocals: Beck and Tweedy)
Video: Record Club: Skip Spence “Weighted Down” (vocals: Feist; and Nels Cline “arpeggiating some ridiculous 64th notes on a toy guitar”)