The musician is in the process of rebuilding his Web site and will begin by launching a new section called Record Club, which he describes as “an informal meeting of people to record an album in a day.”
While “an album in a day” may sound pretty ambitious, even for a talented guy like Beck, it’s not really that Herculean a task because he and his musical buddies will be covering classic recordings.
“An album will be chosen to be reinterpreted and used as a framework. Nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time,” the musician explained on his Web site.
The first work chosen for the project is The Velvet Underground’s seminal classic The Velvet Underground & Nico. Joining Beck in the Record Club to reinterpret the album are Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes and Thorunn Magnusdottir.
One track a week will be uploaded on Beck.com and the Web sites of the others involved in the project, but it’s not clear whether the songs will be free or available for a fee.