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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

New Wilco Woody Guthrie Cover

Offering post-Mermaid Avenue Guthrie action, Jeff Tweedy & Co. cover “The Jolly Banker,” a song that’s clearly as relevant as ever. Download it for free if you’re “unemployed / underemployed or otherwise broke” (and can promise to make it up to Wilco later) or nab it for a small fee at 100% of the… More »

By: brandon / May 1, 2009 - 9:51 am

Wilco (The Album) Is Wilco’s New Album Title

Rolling Stone reports that Wilco’s seventh album will be titled Wilco (The Album). If you recall, we posted “Wilco (The Song)” when they stopped by Colbert a ways back, so maybe we should’ve been detectives and guessed the straightforward generic branding. Nah, as RS reports, they break concept on the rest of the tracklist:… More »

By: brandon / April 28, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Watch Some Of Wilco’s Ashes To American Flags DVD

In advance of a new album this summer, Wilco are releasing the concert film Ashes To American Flags on April 18th. You can check out a full performance clip of Sky Blue Sky’s “Side With The Seeds” at More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2009 - 4:50 pm

New Wilco LP’s Got Feist, “Wilco (The Song)”

The followup to 2007’s soothing Sky Blue Sky is out in late June on Nonesuch. In addition to Lolla-fav “One Wing,” it’s got “You And I” (featuring Feist) and “Wilco (The Song).” Spy more working titles at Wilcoworld with the caveat that the list “is not necessarily complete and not in sequence,” but “other detail… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 27, 2009 - 12:23 pm

Jeff Tweedy Covers Radiohead

Yesterday we got a rare glimpse of Phil Selway singer-songwritering at one of the 7 Worlds Collide shows in Auckland this week. As mentioned, the series yielded something just as rare and even more bloggable in Jeff Tweedy’s take on “Fake Plastic Trees.” And here it is. The world-collision quota is nearly fulfilled by thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 8, 2009 - 10:25 am

Jeff Tweedy’s Son Spencer Has A Blog

And it is pretty impressive! (It’s described as “a riveting mix of political insight, social commentary, pre-teen humor, music appreciation, and computer expertise.”) Check out the posts about how Spencer spent his 13th birthday playing drums for Wilco at Madison Square Garden. He has come a long way from Kidzapalooza. I’m sure his Bar Mitzvah… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 19, 2008 - 2:16 pm

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway Rejoining Neil Finn For 7 Worlds Collide 2

Radioheads Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway are rejoining the ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The first one, a live album/DVD that came out in 2001, paired Finn with various “friends.” The footage was recorded at the St. James Theater in Auckland, New Zealand. The friends circa 2001… More »

By: brandon / November 17, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Jeff Tweedy Talks With Stephen Colbert, Premieres “Wilco The Song”

Last night Stephen Colbert welcomed Jeff Tweedy to his guest stool for a hard hitting interview in which he proposed new and more rocking names for the Wilco frontman (Jeff Silky or even better, Joffrey Velvet) and also questioned the political propriety of offering free MP3s on the Wilco site. (“Are you a socialist? … More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2008 - 9:35 am

Wilco Debut New Tunes, Get Covered By Norah Jones

Last weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA, Wilco played a couple new songs (one Saturday set, one Sunday) that may or may not show up on their forthcoming seventh album, which is due sometime in the first half of 2009. If you recall, Tweedy also offered new material last month i… More »

By: brandon / October 30, 2008 - 10:49 am

Jeff Tweedy’s Treating Spain To Some New Stuff

As mentioned way back when Wilco and Fleet Foxes covered “I Shall Be Released,” Jeff’s on a working vacation to Spain this week, where he is testing out some new stuff. Have a listen to a pretty half-tune at YouTube. (Thanks, Ryan). More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 4, 2008 - 11:46 am

Wilco & Fleet Foxes Cover Bob Dylan

The division of labor on this one — a cover of Dylan’s American Songbook staple “I Shall Be Released — is precisely how you’d want it: Tweedy on lead, the hirsute harmony makers of Fleet Foxes filling out the backdrop. The performance was captured during one of Robin & Co.’s four shows with Wilco, at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 2, 2008 - 9:37 am

Outside Lands 2008 In Photos

This weekend San Francisco hosted the first-ever Outside Lands Festival. We’re still nursing hangovers from a long summer of fests, so in our stead we sent Heather of I Am Fuel You Are Friends to take it in, and take some photos. So, take it away, Heather…

The inaugural Outside Lands Festival took over… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2008 - 3:23 pm

Wilco LP7 On The Way

At their triumphant Lollapalooza headlining set, Wilco debuted new suits and a new tune, “One Wing.” Now comes word that a follow-up to the wonderful Sky Blue Sky should be out by spring. Jeff Tweedy offered this progress report to Albany radio station WAMC. Via Billboard:

Tweedy says he expects Wilco will “allow ourselve… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 18, 2008 - 1:38 pm

Wilco Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Lots of costume changes for Wilco this weekend. Last spotted sporting nifty suits and debuting works in progress at Lollapalooza, the band swapped ‘em for Cubs uniforms the next day and treated the fans at Wrigley to a 7th inning “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” You could say the band was in town for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2008 - 2:14 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Wilco Bring New Tune, Not Obama

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh

Wilco and Rage Against The Machine went head to head on last night’s schedule, and fans of both bands began the trek to opposite sides of Grant Park well before the 8:30 kickoff. We chose Wilco, and not because of the rumors from People Who Would Know that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 3, 2008 - 1:33 pm
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