Beck Records With Kool Keith

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Eclectic rock-folkie Beck has recorded songs with rapper Kool Keith and British techno-acoustic chanteuse Beth Orton for his upcoming album, according to a spokesperson for Beck's label. The singer has also booked an April 24 date in Hawaii and a May 8 show at Los Angeles' intimate Wiltern Theater to follow his upcoming Japanese tour, slated to kick off April 11 in Tokyo. "He wants to try some of the new material out," said the spokesperson, who added that Beck has recorded more than 30 songs for the still-untitled effort, expected for release this fall. The album has been tagged as the "official" follow-up to his acclaimed 1996 album Odelay.