Hip-hop experimentalist Beck's sixth album, due in November, will be
called Midnite Vultures.
The titles for about half of the 11-track album's songs were posted
Monday (Sept. 13) on Beck's official website, Beck.com. They will include
"Sexxlaws," "Milk and Honey," "Debra," "Hlwd. Freaks" and "Mixed Bizness."
A spokesperson for the singer said "Sexxlaws" is expected to be the
first single. The B-side will be "This Is My Kru," the posting stated.
The album, co-produced by the singer and Mickey P, is slated for
release Nov. 16. Beck (born Beck Hansen) recorded more than 40 songs
for the disc.
The falsetto-funk ballad "Debra" has been a staple in the singer's
live shows and is known by some fans as "I Want to Get With You." Some
of the new tracks feature a mix of vintage keyboards, early '80s
electro-funk and falsetto vocals reminiscent of The Artist's early
The LP is expected to feature a collaboration with British folkie Beth
Though Beck released the critically acclaimed Mutations in
1998, Geffen has touted the upcoming album as the "official" follow-up
to Odelay, the singer's 2 million-selling 1996 album.
Mutations, featuring "Tropicalia"
originally was scheduled to come out on indie label Bong Load Records,
but Geffen ended up releasing it.
Beck sued both labels in May, claiming copyright infringement over
Mutations. Beck was said to be near settlement with Geffen
late last month, according to a source at the label who requested
anonymity. At press time, updated information was not available, the