Beck's Modern Guilt has entered the U.S. album chart at #4 with first week sales of nearly 85,000.
Produced by Beck and Danger Mouse, Modern Guilt is Beck's eighth studio album and has been generating some of the best critical notices of Beck's career to date. TIME called the record "a joySgiddy retro-futurism," USA Today lauded it as "retro-contemporary fusion for the ages," ROLLING STONE's 4-star lead review hailed it as "among Beck's strongest work... dazzling," and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's lead review calls it "a simmering cauldron of postmillennial tension."
The vinyl edition of Modern Guilt, in stores July 22, includes download codes for high-fidelity (320 kbps) MP3s produced from a playback of the vinyl master. In other words, the first MP3 starts with a needle drop, and the ten MP3s will sound like a vinyl playback. Leave it to Beck to invent the first mobile turntable.
Beck's recently announced new U.S. dates will go on sale the weekend of July 18/19, except for Kansas City which will go on sale Monday July 21st. See Beck.com for more information on ticket sales.
For further information on the tour dates, Modern Guilt, and the vinyl release of the album, please contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at Nasty Little Man.
08/21/08 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
08/22/08 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
08/24/08 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphiteater
08/30/08 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09/19/08 - San Diego, CA - Street Scene Festival
09/20/08 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
09/22/08 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
09/23/08 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
09/25/08 - El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theatre
09/27/08 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival
09/29/08 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
09/30/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Wilkins Auditorium
10/02/08 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
10/03/08 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom