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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

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

Watch Wilco’s Glenn Kotche In A Faucet Commercial

Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche has taken his rhythm skills to the kitchen. In a new commercial for Delta Faucets’ “Touch2O Technology” — no faucet handles, just give it a smack and the water flow turns on or off — Kotche is featured using a set of faucets set up like a drumset to play Four… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 9, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Dylan, Wilco, MMJ Announce AmericanaramA Tour

Bob Dylan is 71 years old, with absolutely nothing to prove, and nobody would be mad if he spent the rest of his life with his feet up on a porch somewhere. Instead, he’s keeping up with an near-insane touring schedule. And he’s just announced that he’ll spend the summer on the road with Wilco… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 11:48 am

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

Solid Sound 2013 Lineup

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival is back for another round this year, taking over the MASS MoCA museum on North Adams, MA 6/21-23. Wilco will once again headline the festival, and the rest of the lineup, unsurprisingly enough, scans as Stuff Wilco Likes — which is a good thing, since Wilco likes some good things. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Wilco, Joanna Newsom @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/30/12

After playing the Wiltern earlier this year, Wilco triumphantly closed out their tour of the country with a magical evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Some of the highlights included the crowd singing along to “Jesus, Etc.”, the cascades of feedback on end “Art Of Almost,” and a soaring rendition of “Ashes Of American Flags.” Joanna… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 1, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Wilco – “Sunloathe” Video

Wilco are no strangers to animated videos — they’ve worked with Popeye in the past, for instance — and their new clip, for The Whole Love’s somber ballad “Sunloathe,” continues on that path. Created by director Peter Glantz (Andrew W.K., OK Go!) and illustrator Nathaniel Murphy (whose illustrations were included in the album packaging for… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 19, 2012 - 4:13 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a little context; a great album can communicate beautiful ambiguities with none. All you have to do is listen closely.

Even great albums and great musicians can benefit from… More »

By: Doug Moore / September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

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

Watch Wilco On Fallon

It’s pretty nice when a band can show up on a late-night show when they don’t have any new product to promote, when they just happened to be passing through town on tour. That’s what happened last night, as Wilco, in the midst of a summer shed tour, came through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 9:04 am

Hundreds Of HTC EVO Phones Play Wilco In New Sprint Ad

A new Sprint commercial features a digitized version of Wilco’s Summerteeth standout “I’m Always In Love,” which is played by a whole load of HTC EVO smartphones. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 5, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Wilco – “Me Avivé”

Wilco just headlined this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, and in celebration of that, the band recorded a Spanish language version of The Whole Love’s “Dawned On Me.” According to a press release, it’s intended as “a thank-you to Spanish-speaking fans everywhere.” Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 5, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Turns 10

The story of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has been told a million different times in the past decade, but it remains a pretty great story. Major-label band records album, correctly believing it to be their best work. Major label refuses to release album, incorrectly believing that there’s no hit to be heard there. Band retai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 10:26 am

Spencer Tweedy – “Rushmore”

Spencer Tweedy is the internet-famous son of Wilco frontman Jeff, and he’s also the party responsible for creating this video for his father’s band’s “Whole Love.” Late last night, Spencer posted a demo version of his own song “Rushmore” on Soundcloud, and it sounds exactly like a Muppet Babies version of Wilco. Download below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Nick Lowe – “Sensitive Man” Video (Feat. Wilco, Tim Heidecker, Robyn Hitchcock, Marc Maron)

Acerbic British great Nick Lowe hasn’t made a music video in 18 years, but now here’s a star-studded, slightly ridiculous one for his song “Sensitive Man.” Director Scott Jacobson’s clip stars comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as a reluctant attendee at a self-help lesson taught by Tim Heidecker. Wilco and Robyn Hitchcock also make cameos. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Wilco, White Denim @ Wiltern, Los Angeles 1/25/12

Instead of selling out one night at a large venue, Popeye pals Wilco sold out three nights at medium sized venues scattered across Los Angeles with their second stop being the Wiltern. Jeff Tweedy and company endeared their fans with an expansive 24 song set with five cuts from the classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. White… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / January 26, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Wilco & Popeye – “Dawned On Me” Video

While it seemed like a one-off at the time, the Popeye/Wilco collaboration rolls on with the video for The Whole Love cut “Dawned On Me.” Every Popeye character is sort of whittled down to their well-established, one-dimensional essence, but I suppose some generations might not know who or what the hell Popeye is, so I’m… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 25, 2012 - 11:03 am

Wilco Play Conan, Release iTunes Session

Sometimes it’s hard for bands to stay in the spotlight mere months after their album drops, but Wilco seems to be having no problem with that lately, especially if you take into accord the Popeye comics-reading population and the late night TV audience. On the latter note, Wilco dropped by Conan to play “Whole Love“… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 24, 2012 - 12:18 pm
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