Beck to perform <em>Song Reader</em> at The Barbican with Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, more

Following last year’s performance at Rough Trade East, Beck will pull together another indie supergroup for a performance of his sheet music album.

SPIN reports that Mr. Hansen will bring together Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Beth Orton, and Charlotte Gainsbourg for his latest performance of his 108-page Song Reader.

Scheduled for a July 4 show at London’s Barbican, the assembled group will also include Joan as Police Woman, Villagers’ Conor J O’Brien, the Staves, the Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston, and the Pictish Trail, with more acts to be announced.

Earlier this month, Beck announced plans for a more conventional record with a new acoustic LP. The album was reportedly laid down in a “burst of inspiration” following the Song Reader sessions, and is a “self-contained work.” Watch footage of The Libertines’ Carl Barat at the last Song Reader performance.



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