Beck’s last album was released in 2008 titled “Modern Guilt”. It was a collaboration with producer Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton and it saw him fool around with a more retro 1960s rock sound. Apparently since he recorded that album and released in 2008, he has recorded a new album that he has been trying to release for a couple of years:
I’ve been working on a record for a few years; I recorded it in the fall of 2008… …I’ve worked on it a little bit here or there but it’s the kind of thing where I turn around and two years have gone by and it starts to get less relevant to what’s happening at large. At this point, five other bands may have done something that felt really exciting and new two years ago. Like, the title of the record was going to be Rococo and now Arcade Fire have a song called “Rococo”. But I’m sure the music is going to come out. I’m not sure if I’m going to put out 12″s or put the songs on my website. I just have to get them done. I’m going to try and finish them this summer. It’s just a matter of the songs being good enough and not embarrassing. [laughs]
He also talks about his work with Stephen Malkmus on the new Jicks album that he is producing:
Within the first two days we had 90 percent of the album recorded. We just put it down live. I just talked to Steve, actually. We’re going to finish it up when he’s done touring.
In the interview with Pitchfork he also talks about his work with Charlotte Gainsbourg, the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack and the Record Club project. You can read the interview here.