Beck Recruits MGMT, Devendra Banhart & Little Joy to Cover Leonard Cohen

The second round of Beck's Record Club series has begun, this time with a gathering of his musician friends recording a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1967 album, 'Songs of Leonard Cohen'. The recruited group is made up of Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Matt from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro of Little Joy, and Brian Lebarton and Bram Inscore from his touring band. You can watch the video of their gruff, groovy and cello-lined take on "Suzanne", with a new song added once a week.

Beck's website says, "There is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens. And those who aren't familiar with the albums in question will hopefully look for the songs in their definitive versions." Look out for track two, "Master Song," coming soon!