Following the imminent arrival of his Song Reader album through McSweeny's this December (on sheet music no less) - Beck has announced that he's working on a standart format album.

The news broke in an interview with triple j radio: "I started a record, largely recorded in 2008, so I'm trying to carve out some time from all the production work I'm doing to finish those songs before they become records from a lost era. It's going on a half decade at this point."

Beck Hansen's Song Reader is released on December 7th.