Beck Acoustic Album, Tour Announced

Beck Acoustic AlbumGood news for fans of Sea Change and/or last spring’s one-off acoustic cut hit our inbox today in a press release for Beck’s upcoming solo tour: “These very special performances will feature never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record,” it reads. “The record can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration following the completion of last year’s groundbreaking Song Reader sheet music album.”

Arriving a year after Beck joined Neil Young for a take on “Pocahontas” at the Bridge School Benefit, “Looking For A Sign” found him searching for a “Heart of Gold” on the very Harvest-esque contribution to Jeff Who Lives At Home. This is the same period in which Beck produced Thurston Moore’s steel-stringed Demolished Thoughts before honoring John Martyn with an unplugged take on “Stormbringer.” All of these standouts were recorded within the post-2008 months the new set is said to be formed, so color our interest piqued. A fine excuse to revisit the soundtrack tune, hear it below alongside Beck’s solo-acoustic dates:

5/19 Santa Cruz, California | Rio Theatre
5/20 San Francisco, California | Davies Symphony Hall (Song Reader event)
7/02 Paris, France | Days Off Festival
7/27 Wantagh, New York | Americanarama Festival
7/28 Newport, Rhode Island | Newport Folk Festival
7/30 Portland, Maine | State Theatre
8/02 Boston, Massachusetts | Bank of America Pavilion
8/04 Brooklyn, New York | Prospect Park Bandshell

“Looking For A Sign”