photo credit: Peter Hapak
Having been teased for days at http://heartisadrum.tumblr.com and during Beck’s performance last night on The Colbert Report, the video for “Heart Is A Drum” can now be viewed in its entirety at http://smarturl.it/HeartIsADrum.
Beck also performed “Heaven’s Ladder” on The Colbert Report (exclusive video HERE), from the Beck Song Reader compilation album released today by Warby Parker/Capitol Records. Available at http://smarturl.it/BeckSongReader, the album is an all-star collection of interpretations of the legendary Beck Song Reader – 20 Beck compositions released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with McSweeney’s – by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Jarvis Cocker, Jason Isbell, Fun., David Johansen, Jack Black, Juanes, and several more including Beck himself.
Directed by Sophie Muller and shot in Bergman-esque black and white, “Heart Is A Drum” finds Beck in a rural backwoods limbo, encountering figures from his past, present and possible future-including one with an uncanny resemblance to his former self as captured in 1993’s immortal “Loser” clip.
“Heart Is A Drum” is the latest single from Beck’s overwhelmingly acclaimed Morning Phase (Capitol). Still lodged in the Top 100 some 21 weeks since its February 25 release, Morning Phase has been hailed as one of if not Beck’s finest effort to date. Immediately upon the album’s release The New Yorker commented “After listening to Morning Phase 50 times, I can’t find a single thing wrong with it… You don’t get many albums like this in your lifetime.” More recently Rolling Stone, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Hitfix, among others, have listed Morning Phase high in their mid-year “Best of 2014 So Far” rankings.
The current Morning Phase tour has only served to multiply these accolades. See “Heart Is A Drum” live as the Beck road show resumes August 14 in Salt Lake City and continues through the fall. Dates are listed below.
08/14/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Pioneer Park
08/15/14 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
08/19/14 – Vancouver, BC – Deer Lake Park
08/20/14 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
08/21/14 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
08/23/14 – Monterey, CA – First City Festival
08/29-31/14 – Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09/04/14 – Isle of Wight, UK – Bestival
09/06/14 – Portmeirion, UK – Festival No. 6
09/08/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
09/10/14 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
09/11/14 – Paris, France – Zenith
09/13/14 – Madrid, Spain – dcode Festival
10/03/14 – Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
10/10/14 – Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
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