Jeff Tweedy premieres new song – Watch

Stereogum is reporting that kast weekend, Jeff Tweedy performed an acoustic set of all his best know songs in Washington, DC “to celebrate NPR Music’s 10th anniversary that included everything from early Wilco cuts to Uncle Tupelo to contributions to Mavis Staples’ most recent album.” As part of the set he  played a new song called “Bombs Above” which you can watch along with most of the rest of the performance below.

Stream reissue of Wilco’s “Being There” via NPR

What finer way to go out for the weekend than being able to listen to the reissue of Wilco’s classic album from 1996 “Being There” – including the bonus tracks, smart arse.  As they say, “The double album built on Tweedy’s strengths as a pop-rock songwriter while remaining tethered—but not too tightly—to the rootsy rock he was known for. The result was Wilco’s first artistic triumph, setting the stage for many to follow. And as the disc of outtakes, alternates and demos from the forthcoming Being There: Deluxe Edition amply show, even Tweedy’s reject folder overflows with treasures.” You can listen to the whole thing over at NPR here, or if you’re feeling rushed/lazy just a track below.  Have a good weekend dear reader. Continue reading “Stream reissue of Wilco’s “Being There” via NPR”

Wilco to reissue first two albums

News from RS this afternoon on two absolute classics, Passenger Side still makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and how many songs from this year can you say that about? (“Galway Girl” notwithstanding of course). They report: “Wilco will reissue their first two albums, A.M. and Being There, on December 1st via Rhino. The new editions will feature an array of bonus tracks, including alternate takes, unreleased songs and live recordings. Continue reading “Wilco to reissue first two albums”

Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch

Various tribute performances coming in for Tom Petty this week.  Firstly RS report that Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway with a tribute to Petty: “The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty’s family and Heartbreakers bandmates, audience members told The New York Daily News. Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. “Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty,” he wrote. “Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.” Continue reading “Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch”

Nick Drake and Wilco appear on “This is Us” soundtrack

If you’re a fan of the mawkish show then why not soundtrack your own life with its original music? Pitchfork reports:”The music from the first season of “This Is Us”—NBC’s tear-jerking, time-jumping drama series about a tight-knit family in Pittsburgh, Penn.—will be collected on a new soundtrack album, due September 15 via uME. The set features songs by Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, Jim James, and more, as well as a cover of Little Feat’s “Willin’” by Mandy Moore, who also stars in the show. See the full tracklist below. “This Is Us” returns to NBC for its second season on September 26.” Continue reading “Nick Drake and Wilco appear on “This is Us” soundtrack”

Wilco release new political track for benefit – Listen

Rolling Stone this morning reporting on probably the best dollar you’ll spend your money on today (that’s about £15 at current UK exchange rate): “Wilco have released a new song titled “All Lives, You Say?” Monday night to help raise money for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Fans can download the track for $1 at Wilco’s Bandcamp page, with proceeds going to the SPLC in the memory of Jeff Tweedy’s father Robert L. Tweedy, who died on August 4th.  Continue reading “Wilco release new political track for benefit – Listen”

Jeff Tweedy ” Together At Last” (DBpm 2017)

To some, Jeff Tweedy and Wilco were the people that made the noughties worth living with his and their shards of myopic observation and songs of equal delicacy and wanton destruction. ‘Together at Last’ is a collection of Tweedy’s songs stripped bare of ornamentation and simply placed one after another in no particular order featuring only Tweedy on guitar and vocals with the occasional toot of a harmonica to leaven the puritanical taste. And this is the vibe. Respectful, almost hushed reverence as classic songs unfold simply with stark arrangements beautifully produced in the now famed Loft studio. Continue reading “Jeff Tweedy ” Together At Last” (DBpm 2017)”

Wilco play 2 full albums at festival

News today from JamBase (where you can find all your jam related news) who report: “Yesterday the fifth installment of Wilco‘s Solid Sound Festival got underway at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. In advance of the festival the Chicago-based band announced that they would use their Friday headlining slot to play one of their albums in its entirety, and would let fans decide which one it would be via an online vote. Continue reading “Wilco play 2 full albums at festival”

Jeff Tweedy performs “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Seth Meyers – watch

News from Spin this morning on this lovely little performance: “Last night Jeff Tweedy made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform an acoustic take of Wilco’s “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.” The bare-bones performance features Tweedy on acoustic guitar, vocals rough yet shining through. Wilco is currently on tour for their latest album, Schmilco, released last year. Tweedy’s new solo project, a collection of acoustic takes of songs from throughout his career, is called Together at Last, and is out June 23. Watch the Seth Meyers performance below. Continue reading “Jeff Tweedy performs “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Seth Meyers – watch”

Wilco release Spotify singles – listen

Americana legends Wilco have released two singles as part of the Spotify Singles series. First of all there’s “If I Ever Was a Child,” which is taken from last year’s “Schmilco” album, and then there’s also a cover of Nick Lowe/Elvis Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” Spin describes both songs as having “folksy Americana textures going on, with simple guitar and drum arrangements, featuring just a little bit of organ” to which we heartily concur. You can listen to the singles via Spotify below.  Continue reading “Wilco release Spotify singles – listen”