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If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

You can tell a lot about a Wilco record based on the first few seconds. This is true of any album-oriented band, but especially so when you’re dealing with such an accomplished and wide-ranging catalog. The lovelorn twang of “I Must Be High,” the thunderous churn and down-home charm of “Misunderstood,” the studio-pop fantasia of… More »

Following up a career-making, universally acclaimed opus is enough to fray the edges of a human being’s sanity. We saw this in Meeting People Is Easy, the impossibly morbid documentary about Radiohead’s tour in support of OK Computer, and we heard it in Kid A, Radiohead’s even more insular and paranoid follow-up album. Wilco’s 2002… More »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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
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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | March 27, 2009 - 12:23 pm
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