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Wilco Cover Neil Young, Help Haiti, Head To Olympics

A week or so ago we told you that when Wilco’s not covering Skip Spence, they’re covering Neil Young. They initially made like Shakey for the 2010 MusiCares event. Judging from unkind reviews the show received, they were probably the only band that rehearsed, so why not continue covering Neil Young? They did just that… More »

By: brandon / February 10, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Feist, Beck & Nels Cline Cover Skip Spence

We told you Beck and friends (Jamie Lidell, Wilco, Feist, etc.) were covering Skip Spence’s 1969 solo album Oar for Hansen’s Record Club: They’ve made it to song five, “Weighted Down (The Prison Song),” the first to feature Feist on lead. Take a look/listen. More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2009 - 11:23 am

Beck Recruits Wilco, Feist, Jamie Lidell For Skip Spence “Record Club” Tribute

When not collaborating with Charlotte Gainsbourg on IRM, Beck continues adding covers collections to his Record Club. His (and MGMT and Devendra Banhart’s) go at Songs Of Leonard Cohen included mixed results. We have higher hopes for his take on Skip Spence’s gorgeous 1969 solo album Oar — we’ve heard Hansen cover the Jefferson Airplane/Moby… More »

By: brandon / November 13, 2009 - 9:27 am

Wilco, BSS, Sun Kil Moon To Play 2010 Olympics

Canada’s known for indie rock, so makes sense you’ll find plenty of homegrown talent (BSS, Stars) and international musicians (Wilco, Iron & Wine, Joan As Policewoman) near the slopes at Vancouver’s Winter Olympics. More names at CoS. More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2009 - 4:15 pm

New 7 Worlds Collide (Ed O’Brien/Neil Finn/Jeff Tweedy/Johnny Marr) – “Bodhisattva Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point most fans of Radiohead are aware that 7 Worlds Collide is a true-to-the-definition supergroup involving all the people listed in the above headline as well as Phil Selway and others who aren’t. What you might’ve forgotten is that 7 Worlds Collide began as the good-will project of Neil Finn. The first document… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2009 - 10:00 am

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew Bird) to wailing east coast electropoppers (Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance) and reinvigorated psych legends (Roky Erikson, Rodriguez) the lineup wasn’t significantly different than, say, Lollapalooza. But Green Man stand… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup

As we told you this past fall (and again, later), Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway rejoined ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The inaugural project, recorded back in 2001, included O’Brien and Selway along with Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, and Neil’… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Wilco & Feist Do “You & I” For Letterman

Ticketholding Wilco fans in LA and NYC have already seen Leslie and Tweedy recreate their (The Album) vocal duet in the flesh; last night’s Letterman was for the rest of us. Jeff and Feist enjoy a laid back but engaged rapport onstage that matches the dulcet mesh of their voices, one of those rare collaborative… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 11:23 am

Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city’s indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice‘s annual Siren festival, chances are many of the same kids who made the trek last night to see Tweedy and Yo La and surprise guests Feist and Ed Droste at KeySpan Park last night. Wilco welcomed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2009 - 10:17 am

The ‘Gum Drop XCV: Hear New Tiny Vipers, Win Wilco Goods

Next week, Jesy Fortino, aka Seattle’s Tiny Vipers, is releasing her second Sub Pop full length, Life On Earth. Building up and clarifying what we loved about her debut Hands Across The Void, it’s one of the year’s best. We already posted Life‘s “Dreamer,” now take a listen to the stunning, heartbreaking “Development.” To add… More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2009 - 10:03 am

Wilco & Feist Do “You & I” Live In L.A.

First Feist joined Grizzly Bear and her old Broken Social Scene pals in Toronto. Now, continuing her goodwill mission, she’s ventured all the way to Los Angeles to reprise her Wilco (The Album) contribution “You & I.” (Thanks for the tip, Ed.) The performance took place last night (6/25) during the final slot of Wilco’… More »

By: brandon / June 26, 2009 - 5:29 pm

Wilco Bring “You Never Know” To Conan

Tweedy and the gang decided to class themselves up for The Tonight Show last night, dusting off the Nudie Suits they debuted at Lollapalooza last year. The band was making good use of an off-night in between a trio of sold-out shows at the Wiltern, and took the late night opportunity to scold America’s childre… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2009 - 9:40 am

Jay Bennett’s Death Ruled An Overdose

According to authorities, the former Wilco guitarist’s recent death was the result of an overdose of the pain killer fentanyl, and is being investigated as an accident. Billboard has the details. More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 4:08 pm

Wilco @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/22/09

Last night Wilco played the first show in a sold-out three-night run at the Wiltern Theatre, sure to be attended by fans young and old. Whatever your age group, Wilco’s playing relentless marathon sets this tour (last night’s was over 2 hours, 28 songs with a 10-song encore), apparently calculated to break everyone’s curfews –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 23, 2009 - 9:23 am

Old Folks Review Dirty Projectors, Interview Fiery Furnaces

The last time Scott checked in with the old folks (his favorite folks) of Breakfast At Sulmay’s, he requested they do Dirty Projectors next. And so they did. Seeing how polarizing the arty Brooklyn band’s Bitte Orca can be among the Stereogum readership, whose average age is a mere 57, just imagine these seniors’ response. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Bonnaroo 2009: Trent Says Goodbye, Bruce Says Merry Christmas

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh
Sets from Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen bookended a day of mellow, familiar dadrock with more mass appeal than the inscrutable indie pop that dominated Friday. Backed by Elvis Perkins In Dearland, the ever humble Bon Iver followed Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3 under This Tent in the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2009 - 12:40 pm

R.I.P. Jay Bennett

The former Wilco guitarist and Titanic Love Affair founding member passed away in his sleep Saturday night. Bennett was a key contributor to the first half of Wilco’s discography, and his contentious relationship with frontman Jeff Tweedy was famously chronicled in the film I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. A few weeks ago Bennett… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 25, 2009 - 2:19 pm

Wilco (The Album Stream)

A month and change before its proper release, Wilco (The Album) is streaming at Wilco (The Band)’s site. The humped album art might’ve hinted at something funny, but the sounds are pretty sober (and also just pretty). Maybe the way they relate to Shriner camel and his orange hat/orange cake in the sunny photo i… More »

By: brandon / May 13, 2009 - 11:52 am

Wilco (The Album Art)

Remember when Wilco album covers used to look like this? Even this? Well if Wilco’s Wilco (The Album) album title didn’t totally deconstruct any lingering whiff of pomo self-seriousness, welcome to the camel party. Via P4K, you are looking at the cover to Wilco’s new album: six empty chairs, two humps, one orange cake, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Jay Bennett Sues Jeff Tweedy Over Wilco Royalties

Bennett famously left Wilco in 2001, just after working on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and appearing in the I Am Trying To Break Your Heart doc, and just before those things helped turn Wilco into Wilco (The Band). Now he’s filed suit against Tweedy, claiming he’s owed compensation for his appearance in the documentary, and for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2009 - 9:31 am