New Beck album due this summer

Wed May 7, 2008 6:33pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer-songwriter Beck is targeting a summer release for his new album, an as-yet untitled 10-song set produced by Danger Mouse.

No official street date has been announced for the Interscope release, and speculation abounds that it could appear at any time, in similar fashion to the way the Raconteurs released "Consolers of the Lonely" in March.

Song titles for the album have yet to be confirmed, but there is speculation that Cat Power guests on one of the tracks.

In 2007, Beck released a lone single, "Time Bomb," which was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category. 2006's "The Information" peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

Live dates are being scheduled, with a headlining appearance confirmed for September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with Spoon and MGMT also slated to perform. Beck also has some festival appearances on his summer calendar, including San Francisco's Outside Lands, Bumbershoot and Austin City Limits.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>File photo shows Beck performing at GM Ten, General Motors' annual fashion show, at Paramount studios in Hollywood, California February 20, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>