Word on the web is that earlier this week Beck played a secret-ish show in LA where he previewed some new material.
The gig took place on Monday night at The Echo in Los Angeles as a warm-up for his forthcoming European tour.
According to Rolling Stone he revealed five tracks from the new Danger Mouse-produced album (rumoured to be titled Modern Guilt) amongst a greatest hits set.
Meanwhile, LA Times Blog remarked "He wasted no time getting to the new stuff: following a straight-ahead rip of 'Devil's Haircut' and a slightly psychy 'Think I'm in Love' Beck debuted 'Modern Guilt' and 'Gamma Ray', two modular songs from his forthcoming album (rumored for an any-day-now digital release.)
"His new band - buoyed by familiar-looking local musicians like songwriter Jessica Dobson - shined the unfamiliar songs on with noisy guitar lines and clattering percussion, but none of them quite coalesced until the drums-and-bassy 'Replica', a 'Midnite Vultures'-esque electro jaunt that finally found Beck looking (at least a bit) like he was actually enjoying himself." They went on to add that a reworked 'Lost Cause' even sounded a little like band of the moment My Bloody Valentine.
And here's a little youtube bootleg from the show:
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And if you've not heard it yet, this is the first track to be let loose from the album, called 'Chemtrails':
P.S. DiS should have an exclusive first reaction to the new album up on Friday.