Philly plays Song Reader: A new album from Beck Hansen

Philly plays Song Reader: A new album from Beck Hansen

In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case, Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together. The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear “Do We? We Do,” or “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,” bringing them to life depends on you.

That’s where we come in.

Join us for an evening of some of Philly’s finest musicians performing their interpretations of the 20 new songs released only as sheet music on December 7th.

Sean Hoots
Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret
The Levee Drivers
Killer Whale
Modern Inventors
Kuf Knotz
The Districts
Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang
Rich Mystics featuring Nick and Barney of NICOS GUN
The Great Unknown
The Naked Sun
Chris Kasper
Toy Soldiers
Ali Wadsworth
Up the Chain
Andrew Lipke
The Lawsuits
New Sweden
Perseverance Jazz Band

And more TBA!

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