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Watch Tweedy Breeze Through “Summer Noon” On Fallon

Spencer Tweedy, son of Wilco frontman Jeff, has probably watched his dad perform on TV at least a handful of times. Last night, Jeff was on TV again, and Spencer was up there with him. The two Tweedys have formed the new band Tweedy together, and their Sukierae, their first album as a unit, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014 - 9:19 am

Tweedy – “Fake Fur Coat”

Tweedy is Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s new band with his son, drummer Spencer. Their first album together is called Sukierae, and we’ve already heard a handful of its songs: “I’ll Sing It,” “Summer Noon,” “Wait For Love,” “Diamond Light Pt. 1.” Today, they’ve shared another one called “Fake Fur Coat.” Jeff originally meant for the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014 - 11:37 am

Tweedy – “Diamond Light Pt. 1″ (Stereogum Premiere)

The songs released so far from Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s Sukierae — “I’ll Sing It,” “Summer Noon,” and “Wait For Love” — have been relatively straightforward folk-rock tracks that ostensibly could’ve popped up any time during Tweedy’s two-decade tenure with Wilco. “Diamond Light – Part 1,” on the other hand, is a lengthy experimental excursio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Tweedy – “Wait For Love”

The latest single from Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s Sukierae is here, following “I’ll Sing It” and “Summer Noon.” It’s a slow jam called “Wait For Love” that features some highly pleasant whistling. Alongside the Tweedys, Scott McCaughey plays piano and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius provide backing vocals on it. The song arrive… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Tweedy – “Summer Noon” Video

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy recently formed Tweedy, a new duo with his drumming son Spencer, and Sukierae, their debut album as a group, is coming out in a couple of months. We’ve heard their first single “I’ll Sing It,” as well as live versions of a couple of other songs, and now they’ve made their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Stream/Download Jeff Tweedy’s Entire Mountain Jam X Set, Featuring 12 New Songs

The Tweedy friends and family band brought their road show to the 10th annual Mountain Jam in Hunter Mountain, New York last weekend, and the kind SoundCloud user acidjacknyc has posted a recording of the entire set. This is especially noteworthy because the first 12 songs were all brand new and presumably will appear o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 10, 2014 - 10:23 am

Watch Tweedy Play New Song “Low Key” At Three Rivers Arts Fest

Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s father-son act is out on the road debuting a bunch of the songs that will appear on Sukierae, their “solo album performed by a duo.” Friday at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival, Tweedy played “Low Key” for the second time. Watch fan-made video below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Watch Tweedy Debut “World Away” In Detroit

Earlier this week, Jeff Tweedy announced that his long-awaited solo project would involve his 18-year-old son and shared the new song “I”ll Sing It.” The two musicians, called Tweedy together, made their live debut at a show in Detroit on Thursday night. More than half of the set list was made up of songs from… More »

By: James Rettig / June 7, 2014 - 10:22 am

Tweedy – “I’ll Sing It”

Jeff Tweedy has led Wilco for 20 years, and god knows he’ll probably keep leading it for another 20. But Tweedy has a new band now — a duo with his 18-year-old drumming son Spencer, simply called Tweedy. Tweedy’s debut album Sukierae is coming this fall, and it features 20 new songs that Jeff wrote. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Jeff Tweedy Announces Debut Solo Album, North American Tour

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is known for having a pretty relentless tour schedule and it doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon. He just announced a string of North American tour dates that will start in June at the Masonic Temple in Detroit and wrap up at Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival. In bigger news,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, Decemberists, Ginuwine, & Letters To Cleo On Parks And Rec’s Season Finale

Last night, the great NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation ended its sixth season with an hour-long finale. All season, the show has been building up to the Pawnee Unity Concert, an effort to bring the show’s town of Pawnee, Indiana after it merged with Eagleton, its neighboring rival. And so the show went out big,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy On Parks And Recreation

Following his recent Portlandia appearance, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy made his long-awaited debut on Parks And Recreation last night as the reluctant former frontman of Land Ho, a popular Pawnee band who suffered an ugly breakup. The plot of the episode is centered around the search for a headliner for the Pawnee-Eagleton Unity Concert and Land… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2014 - 8:49 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy Learn To Write An Honest Folk Song On Portlandia

As promised, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy appeared in a season 4 episode of Portlandia last night. Tweedy played himself in a sketch that involved Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen urging him to write a folk song more in line with his suburban upbringing. It’s funny, so press play. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 4, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Jeff Tweedy To Appear On Parks & Rec

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will be stopping by Pawnee in an upcoming episode of Parks And Recreation. He’ll be playing the former singer of Land Ho!, a band who went through a nasty breakup but remains popular in the fictional Indiana town. Executive producer Michael Schur gives Entertainment Weekly some context for the appearance: “Leslie (Amy… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Preview Jeff Tweedy’s Slim Dunlap Cover “Ballad Of The Opening Band”

Last year, Replacements member Slim Dunlap suffered a stroke. To raise funds for Dunlap, his friends and bandmates have been releasing music all year through the Songs For Slim campaign; Craig Finn, Deer Tick, and Jakob Dylan have already contributed. Now, Jeff Tweedy has joined the campaign as well, releasing a limited edition 7″ containing… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 15, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Jeff Tweedy Announces U.S. Solo Tour

The various members of Wilco tend to stay very, very busy, whether or not they’re at work with their main band. So it’s not too much of a surprise to see that frontman Jeff Tweedy has booked himself a round of solo dates, mostly across the Western half of the country, for later this year. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Progress Report: Jeff Tweedy

In the two years since Wilco released their eighth album, The Whole Love, frontman Jeff Tweedy has busied himself with an impressive array of extracurriculars. He applied starkly organic production to Low’s recent The Invisible Way and Mavis Staples’ forthcoming One True Vine, the legendary soul singer’s “Johnny Cash meets Rick Rubin” turn. He helped… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2013 - 11:38 am

Stream Mavis Staples One True Vine

Chicago soul maven Mavis Staples will release her second Jeff Tweedy-produced album, One True Vine, next week. We’ve already heard her cover of Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That” and the even funkier “I Like The Things About Me,” but the whole thing is ready to preview now. Check it out over at NPR. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 17, 2013 - 11:42 am

Mavis Stapes – “I Like The Things About Me”

The Chicago soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples has now recorded two albums with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy serving as producer, and on the second of those, the forthcoming One True Vine, Tweedy and his young son Spencer also play all the instruments. We’ve already posted one track from the album, a cover of Funkadelic’s “Can YouMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Mavis Staples – “Can You Get to That” (Funkadelic Cover) (Feat. Jeff Tweedy)

Three years ago, the great Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples released You Are Not Alone, the comeback album that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced for her. In a couple of months, she’ll follow that up with her new LP One True Vine, another full-length Tweedy collaboration. (I’m going way out on a lim… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013 - 10:51 am