Beck - "Michelangelo Antonioni"
Beck has always been a bit of a strange one. He’s releasing his new album, Hansen’s Song Reader, via book (yep, those things made of paper). It’s going to be the first LP not to be issued on CD, vinyl or MP3—but as sheet music (WTF?). Basically, you can pick up a guitar, don some sunglasses, swallow some pills, and pretend to be Beck whilst strumming your way through his booklet.
Anyway, he’s released this hauntingly beautiful cover of Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso’s "Michelangeo Antonioni." It’s the sort of stuff that I’d imagine to soundtrack ghoulish nightmare dreams involving water and moonlight. It’s also devastatingly alluring.
Beck, why are you so great?
Vince Staples's Summertime in the City
We hang out with Vince in NYC on the release day of 'Summertime '06' and attend his performance at the XXL Freshman show.
The Story of "Fuck Tha Police" - A Noisey Film
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella, gather opinions from police officers from Compton's gang unit, and lifelong Compton citizens to explore the impact of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police."
Miguel Heads to Connor Olthuis's Art Gallery and Contemplates Existence - Forced Exposure
We bring Miguel together with artist Connor Olthuis to examine how globalization has changed the way we think about resources, and how music has been affected by similar issues.