|Born||July 11, 1979|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Electronic|
|Instruments||keyboards, drums, bass, harmonica, piano, guitar, drum programming, Speak & Spell|
Work with Beck
He played guitar, keyboards, drum programming and sang background vocals on Beck's Grammy-nominated 2007 single "Timebomb" and worked with Beck on the score for the film Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black.
LeBarton played drums, bass, harmonica, and piano on Beck's cover of Bob Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" for the War Child: Heroes charity album, which also features contributions from The Kooks, Rufus Wainwright, Franz Ferdinand, and TV on the Radio.
Brian LeBarton was a founding member of the Record Club, a project launched for Beck's website in 2010 featuring contributions from Nigel Godrich, MGMT, St. Vincent, The Liars, Thurston Moore and Wilco.
Side projects and other
One of his earliest tours was with Nikka Costa, opening for Prince on his Musicology tour. Following this he went into the studio with Costa and played organ, Rhodes, and synth on her album Can'tneverdidnothin'.
He contributed programming for Propellerheads' "Abbey Road Keyboards" and "Electric Bass" libraries. The vintage instruments of Abbey Road Studios were hyper-sampled for use in the popular Reason software.
In 2009 LeBarton contributed music to the film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World as the bassist and drummer for Sex Bob-Omb as well as producing "Threshold 8-bit" for the score and soundtrack. This same year he composed the score to the video game WET, a Grindhouse-inspired game starring Eliza Dushku and Malcolm McDowell as the main character voices.
Recently he contributed to Feist's album 'Metals' as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter and co-wrote "Fire In The Water" with her for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2"
- http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/44939-surprise-a-new-beck-single Timebomb Press Release
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457510/soundtrack Nacho Libre Soundtrack Credits
- http://www.jambase.com/Articles/3527/FIRST-LOOK-AT-SLYDELL Article about Slydell
- http://www.tomgreen.com/?video=1116 Wounded Cougar on Tom Green's House Tonight