Wilco Plan to Release a New Album Sometime This Year
Four years passed between Wilco’s The Whole Love and last year’s Star Wars, and no one even saw the latter album coming when the band surprise-released it for free in July. Thankfully, it appears we won’t have to wait quite so long for Wilco’s 10th full-length. Likewise, we will be saved from any potential averse side effects of exciting, yet unexpected, releases, because Jeff Tweedy is giving a little heads-up this time around.
In an interview with the Guardian, Tweedy reveals the band plans to drop a new album sometime this year: “Wilco have another one ready to go this year, Tweedy says.”
It’s a silver lining in an interview that otherwise finds the frontman contemplating adding a Woody Guthrie song to Wilco’s set lists in light of Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP presidential race. “Woody wrote a song about Trump’s father called ‘Old Man Trump,’” Tweedy said. “Trump senior was Woody’s landlord in Brooklyn and the song is about how much he hated him and what a racist he was. I was hoping that there would be no need to play it but I should stop putting it off. I should learn it.”
Wilco have a handful of U.S. tour dates planned this summer. They’ll play a show with Angel Olsen on June 1 in Charleston, W.V. Then, they’ll make an appearance at this year’s Mountain Jam before stopping in Philadelphia on June 4.