Beck’s new (unreleased) album—hear it for the first time live!

Broken Mirrors band Vancouver

Vancouver’s The Broken Mirrors and friends play a new Beck album that’s only been released as sheet music Jan 17 at the Rio Theatre. Photo credit: Jodie Ponto Photography.

In November of last year, Beck released a new album. If you haven’t heard it, there’s a very good reason—it only came out as sheet music.

With BECKstravaganza at the Rio Theatre Jan 17, Vancouver will be only the third city—and first in Canada—to feature a live performance of the unreleased, unrecorded album.

So far there have been performances in Portland and Austin. But Vancouver band the Broken Mirrors will interpret the 20 songs, along with a number of guests.

Some of these guests include CR Avery, Headwater, Debra-Jean Creelman, Rococode, Leah Abramson, Paul Pigat and more.

Debra-Jean Creelman photo

Debra-Jean Creelman at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, May 14 2011. Photo credit: Anja Weber/The Snipe News.

Beck Hansen first made a splash with “Loser,” which is up there with Radiohead’s “Creep” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as defining ’90s nihilist anthems. Since then Beck has released several well-regarded albums, including Odelay and Sea Change. Besides writing and putting together Song Reader, Beck’s other recent activities include producing albums and recording songs for video games.

To hear a version of “Old Shanghai”, one of the songs from Song Reader, visit songreader.net.

Tickets for Song Reader are $18 at the door and $15 advance at the Rio Theatre (1660 Broadway near the Commercial/Broadway Skytrain station) and online at riotheatretickets.ca.

 

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