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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

Stream Low The Invisible Way

The big news about The Invisible Way, the new album from Minnesota indie lifers Low, is that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced it. But the thing that strikes me most about the album is that it reaches back to the slow, hushed intimacy of the band’s early record. Tweedy’s production obviously isn’t as austere as,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Bid On A Recording Session With Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy is auctioning off an eight-hour recording session at Wilco’s studio, The Loft, as part of a charity auction to benefit Chicago’s Northside College Prep, the school where his children are enrolled. The current highest bid $4,250, and bidding goes on for another ten days. Tweedy has previously produced albums for Low, Mavis Staples,… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Low – “So Blue”

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced The Invisible Way, the new album from the Minnesota slowcore heroes Low, and we’ve already posted the early songs “Plastic Cup” and “Just Make It Stop.” But “So Blue,” the third and best song we’ve heard from the album thus far, is the one of the three that shows the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Low – “Just Make It Stop”

Longtime slowcore warriors Low roped Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy into producing their new album The Invisible Way, which drops in a couple of months. We’ve already heard one song, “Plastic Cup,” but the actual first single is “Just Make It Stop,” a coldly pretty song that uses Low’s trademark ghostly harmonies and wispy atmosphere while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013 - 9:36 am

Low – “Plastic Cup”

Last month we got the scoop that Low had completed work on their 10th album, The Invisible Way, which had been produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at his Chicago studio. Now, music from that album has emerged. More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon Cover “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” On Colbert

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert signed off his show with an old timey Christmas carol, “Good King Wencesles,” joined by Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin. Last night, he signed off his entire 2012 season with a performance of a more modern Christmas classic, Lennon and Ono’s “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over).” This time he stayed o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 10:30 am

Low The Invisible Way (Prod. By Jeff Tweedy) Details & Play Nice Places EP Download

Minnesota’s Low have produced a pretty indispensable body of work over the past two decades — they’re probably the face of the “slowcore” movement, although their music has grown far beyond the limitations implied by that tag. I can’t think of a single inessential album in their catalog — their last, 2011’s C’Mon was a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 28, 2012 - 10:34 am

Bill Fay – “This World” (Feat. Jeff Tweedy) & “Jesus, Etc.” (Wilco Cover)

Next week, the cult-favorite British singer-songwriter Bill Fay returns with Life Is People, his third album overall but his first in 40 years. On the warm, lonesome chug “This World,” Wilco frontman and longtime Fay admirer Jeff Tweedy shows up to lend vocals. And elsewhere on the album, Fay offers a weathered, elegiac cover of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 2:24 pm

The 10 Best Wilco Songs

Following the 1994 split of the celebrated Uncle Tupelo, the betting line amongst fans and critics alike held that between Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar — the band’s two major principals — it was the latter headed for bigger and better things. Both songwriters had produced inspired material during the Uncle Tupelo days, but the… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / August 16, 2012 - 10:24 am

And Here’s Jeff Tweedy With The Weather

During Wilco’s recent visit to Chicago’s WGN-TV, the band performed “Dawned On Me” and “Whole Love,” and as a special bonus, frontman Jeff Tweedy stepped out in front of the greenscreen to help deliver weather news and to gently send up the entire enterprise of delivering weather news. He is a funny person, and there… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2011 - 12:28 pm

Stereogum Presents Feist’s Tour Polaroids

Though Feist’s worldwide tour of Metals won’t wrap up until next March, Leslie, tourmates Mountain Man and the gang took some time out to document the first leg with a Polaroid camera and film supplied to us by the Impossible Project. Special thanks to Graeme Flegenheimer for facilitating the project. Check out Leslie’s shots and… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 23, 2011 - 12:53 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy Cover Black Eyed Peas, Wilco’s “Born Alone” Video

“Born Alone,” a vaguely Spoon-sounding track from Wilco’s new album The Whole Love, has a video. It’s a montage of band-related imagery (guitar racks, studio knobs, faces), and it’s nothing too exciting. But still! A good song! Mark Greenberg directs. Watch it below.

Also below, we’ve got something you’re definitely going to want… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2011 - 10:37 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy Play New Wilco Tune “Dawned On Me” Acoustic

Here, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy unfurls a cut from Wilco’s forthcoming The Whole Love at St. Louis’s Peabody Opera House, a short jaunt from his hometown Belleville, IL. Check out the St. Louis Magazine-produced, pared-down performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 23, 2011 - 10:56 am

Wilco Ready “I Might” 7″, LP8

dBpm Records (AKA Wilco: The Label) officially launched earlier this year, and now we’re getting some details about its debut Wilco release. New single “I Might” will be released on limited edition vinyl, with a cover of Nick Lowe’s “I Love My Label” on the b-side. It’ll be available at the band’s Solid Sound Fest… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 9, 2011 - 10:55 am

Jeff Tweedy Covers John Lennon “God”

Last week Paul McCartney paid homage to John Lennon to mark the 30th Anniversary of his bandmate’s death. Obviously you didn’t need to know Lennon to be affected by his murder, and tributes were various. Jeff Tweedy joined Wilco members John Stirratt and Pat Sansone’s other band the Autumn Defense on 12/8/10 for a renditio… More »

By: brandon / December 15, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Jeff Tweedy Joins Yo La Tengo’s Hannukah Party

Yo La Tengo kicked off their week of Hanukkah shows on December 1. M. Ward, Mission Of Burma, and the Parting Gives have already stopped by the Maxwell’s shows. And on the third night Jeff Tweedy stopped by for an acoustic set of Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Yo La Tengo songs, and covers, including a cover… More »

By: jessica / December 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and friends (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Father Guido Sarducci) take on (in Stewart’s words) “the country’s 24-hour politico-pundit-perpetual-panic conflictinator,” and basically give the middle finger to Glenn Beck. Reasonableness was at the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Week In Tweedy: Colbert, Letterman, Farm Aid 25

Busy last few days for Jeff Tweedy. Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary show took place Saturday, with Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and Jeff Tweedy joining Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the annual awareness-raising concert. Tweedy performed solo, and dedicated “I’m The Man Who Loves You” from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to his wife.

Earlier… More »

By: jessica / October 7, 2010 - 10:08 am

Neil Young Offers Le Noise Art & Tracklist, Gets Covered By Jeff Tweedy & Avi Buffalo

Neil Young’s upcoming solo album Le Noise is finished according to the singer himself, who announced the new via Facebook. The Daniel Lanois-produced album will be out 9/28 on vinyl and CD, and digitally on iTunes. Then, Young says, it’ll be out on Blu-ray and on an iPhone/iPad app about a month later. “Forgive my… More »

By: jessica / August 23, 2010 - 1:24 pm