It would take way too much time and space to recap all that Beck has done in the last two months, but since linking and remembering are fun, let’s give in a try: He has reissued One Foot in the Grave, redesigned his website, covered other people’s music as well as his own, became a DJ, interviewed Tom Waits, and collaborated with Wilco. Phew.
An impressive list for sure, and one which continues to grow by the day. According to The Playlist (via TwentyFourBit), Beck has recorded original material for the soundtrack of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, the upcoming major motion picture starring none other than Mr. Indie himself, Michael Cera.
The film, which is based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, is about a 23-year-old aspiring musician and a whole bunch of other stuff too complicated to explain/I don’t want to ruin (read Wikipedia). As result, the soundtrack is pretty important. So important in fact that filmmakers tapped producer Nigel Godrich, aka the same guy who has previously worked with the likes of U2, Radiohead and Paul McCartney, to oversee the project. In turn, he apparently tapped Beck, along with Metric and Broken Social Scene, to create the film’s original music.
If you’re interested in all the geeky speculation about who plays what, what plays who, and so on and so forth, hit The Playlist. But know this, even more new Beck material is coming…
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is scheduled to hit theatres in 2010.