Beck Designed Limited-Edition Glasses So You Can See His ‘Song Reader’
'Morning Phase' auteur teams up with eyeglass maker Warby Parker
Beck made you some specs. The mercurial singer has partnered with eyeglass maker Warby Parker on a set of limited-edition frames, as Rolling Stone reports. The frames, which go on sale via Warby Parker’s website later this month, are called Carmichael, they come in “Root Beer” or “Crystal” color schemes, and you can wear with them as shades or regular lenses.
In connection with the eyeglass deal, Beck is also reportedly playing at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 24. The recent Capitol signee has a new album, Morning Phase, coming in February 2014, but the L.A. date will showcase songs from last year’s Song Reader sheet-music project. According to RS, the show boasts Beck’s father, David Campbell, as a conductor, and performers will include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jack Black, Jarvis Cocker, Van Dyke Parks, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, John C. Reilly, Moses Sumney, and more.
Beck’s last proper album was 2008’s Modern Guilt. This year he released three summer singles: “Gimme,” “I Won’t Be Long,” and “Defriended.” He also performed an expansive version of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision.”
Separately, Beck has joined the many artists paying tribute to the late Lou Reed. “I’ve been playing Lou Reed’s songs since I first picked up the guitar,” he told RS. “They can be so simple and perfect, and they can just cut you to the bone, but he never reduced it to sentimentality or cliché. He had that conversational style that’s really not easy to do. There’s just nothing cooler than that to me.”