Tuesday, March 20th 2012
Beck has remained largely out of the spotlight since 2008’s magnificent Modern Guilt. Aside from a few production credits, and some sparse contributions to various film soundtracks, the songwriting virtuoso has been in the midst of his career’s longest gap in between albums. Thankfully, with whispers of a new record as well as an upcoming headlining gig at this year’s Sasquatch Festival, it seems quite feasible that the always-imaginative California-native may be reemerging once again.
In what will hopefully be the final stopgap before that long-pined-for studio album, Beck’s latest offering, Looking for a Sign, was released today as a part of the soundtrack to Jeff Who Lives at Home.
With sounds reminiscent of Beck’s absolutely timeless Sea Change, the marvelously folky song nicely complements the principally humane themes of the movie. And mostly importantly, it fulfills its purpose of pacifying our rabid ears for just a little while longer.