Friday, March 27, 2009
WILCO - new album and DVD
The newspapers may be full of doom and gloom but this should bring a smile to your face: Wilco are brining out a new record.
The title and tracklisting are still to be decided but the songs are finished. They will see Wilco return to the experiments of the studio, rather than the live, organic feel of 2007's SKY BLUE SKY.
Rolling Stone was lucky enough to listen to a very early version and concludes that "the disc gives off a strong country vibe, with lots of pedal steel and acoustic guitar. Standout cuts include the mournful ballad "My Country Disappeared," the Being There-style rocker "Sunny Feeling," a duet with Feist ("You and I") and the band's new unofficial theme, "Wilco, the Song," which features the chorus "Wilco will love you.""
YOu can read their article HERE.
The release date is slated for June, and if it is anything like their string of fantastic albums (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky) perhaps 2009 won't turn out to be such a bad year after all.
Also, Wilco are releasing a tour DVD - Ashes of American Flags. It's getting screenings in cinemas accross the states( you can see the schedule here)after winning the award for Best Cinematography at the Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula, MT.
The DVD is available for pre-order on the Wilco website.www.wilcoworld.net.