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introduction type thing

Beck’s new album entitled Guero, a word that is Mexican slang for a blond-haired, fair-skinned Caucasian, was supposedly going to come out last October. And then it got pushed back. And then it got pushed back some more. And then an unmixed, unmastered version of the album was “unceremoniously” leaked in January. And then someone (maybe) said, “Okay, let’s just get this thing out before people riot and throw angry squirrels at us.” So it’s coming out in March.

On his new album, Beck worked with producers The Dust Brothers, (Mike Simpson and John King) and Tony Hoffer. Jack White also recorded a track with Beck.

The songs on Guero (Beck’s ninth LP or sixth major-label LP) are more in the vein of Odelay than Beck’s previous release, Sea Change. Of course, if you’ve been listening to Beck for a while you know his albums tend to shift in style. Guero = dancey fun guitar rapping kind of stuff (yes, that’s my best description).

album info at


  1. E-Pro
  2. Que Onda Guero
  3. Girl
  4. Missing
  5. Black Tambourine
  6. Earthquake Weather
  7. Hell Yes
  8. Broken Drum
  9. Scarecrow
  10. Go It Alone
  11. Farewell Ride
  12. Rental Car
  13. Emergency Exit
  14. Send A Message To Her bonus track

Extra stuff on 2-disc version

For song info check out or the even better Almost A Ghost.

Guero cover art

release dates

US: March 29th
standard 13 track release
deluxe 2-disc set: 13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + 4 remixes (by Boards Of Canada, Octet, Dizzee Rascal, and Royksopp), 5.1 mix + two videos (E-Pro and Black Tambourine) --> hmv listing
UK: March 28th
13 tracks + 2 bonus tracks
13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks
rest of the world
13 tracks + 1 bonus track (suppose that's better than the US standard release with no bonuses...kind of)


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Hell Yes

The Hell Yes EP is comprised of remixes and is available at iTunes and on 12".

Here's a crapload of photos of the 12" single. [thanks to Matthew]


  1. Ghettochip Malfunction (Hell Yes) - 8-bit [side A]
  2. Gameboy/Homeboy (Que Onda Guero) - 8-bit [side A]
  3. Bad Cartridge (E-Pro) - Paza [side B]
  4. Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat (Girl) - Paza [side B]


Coming out some time in March?


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Hell Yes

Hell Yes video

Win Media | Real

Directed by Mumbleboy


E-Pro video quicktime page

Directed by Shynola

Black Tambourine

Black Tambourine video

Win Media | Real

Directed by Associates in Science

Gameboy/Homeboy (Que Onda Guero)

Audiodregs flash video directed by WYLD FiLE

Lydverket feature

Lydverket interview

NRK's Lydverket (Feb 2, 2005) has a Beck feature + interview. Watch it by logging in with username/password evenmagnet/privatejinx.

E-Pro live

From German TV show aired on March 18, 2005



Zane Lowe session for Radio 1


Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic (March 31st)


E-Pro e-card

Download "Black Tambourine"

Re: the leak: There were a bunch of tracks online but they probably aren't there anymore. The leak seemed to start from the nappy cat and then some tracks were made available at one louder and aeki tuesday. As says, "wait for the friggin' album to come out" (at one point armcircles had the whole album, then a few tracks, and now...well, you can wait). said this about the leak:

Speaking of, as some of you may have seen, the new Beck album, tentatively due out March 28th, has unceremoniously been leaked onto the masses. This is NOT the final album. It is an early unmixed, unmastered version that is neither the final sequence or all the tracks that will appear, so please be aware this is not what Beck intended to happen or bestow onto his fans.


The Cobra Snake: Beck @ Club 1650 w/Har Mar Superstar - February 5, 2005
Ambitious Outsiders: Beck @ the Echo 'secret show' - January 28, 2005


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