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Man. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I apologize for my inconsistencies with updates, but between moving, setting up internet in a new apartment, problems with said internet set up, and starting classes (and the work that goes into them) I haven’t had a whole lot of time to update the site.
Anyways, as many of you probably already know, much has happened in the world of Wilco lately.
- Last Saturday, September 3rd, Tweedy and the boys were cool enough to let all of us stream The Whole Love in its entirety on the WilcoWorld site. General consensus, at least from The Twitter (that’s what the kids are calling it now), is that it’s everything we could have hoped it would be and more. Don’t believe me? Check out these handy Twee-views (whether I made that word up or not, let’s please never use it again.):
I think it’s their White Album. Weird and pop in the best ways. Jeff’s best singing since Ghost. – @MHarrell
What we’ve all been waiting for. Awesome! - @tclarke34
One Sunday Morning (for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend) might be the best song Tweedy has ever written. And by might be I mean is. – @AlexMcCourt19
Listening to new Wilco. It’s nice. Some of it has sort of an OK Computer meets ELO vibe. @CYMBLS_EAT_GTRS (From Cymbals Eat Guitars – an outstanding new band.)
I’ve listened three times now. No holes in this album. Tweedy & Co. are the non-sports equivalent of Mariano Rivera. – @JoeCheckler
Amazing!! Very solid. I felt like there was a little bit of Jay reincarnated. Can’t wait to hear it live in less than 2 weeks! – @sayumsme
New Wilco is excellent! Awesome. – @rpecknold
(Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes)
- Also, not surprisingly, Wilco has announced an extension on their North American tour! After traveling overseas, the boys will be back in the States playing 9 more dates in cities from Dallas to…wait for it…Chicago! It’s a good thing, too; now those of us from Chi-town have time to let our forehead bruises heal from constantly bashing our heads against the wall, cursing our Moms for not letting us hitchhike to St. Louis to see the show at The Pageant. What? Don’t give me that look. Like I’m the weirdo. Anyway, here’s what the late fall is going to look like for Wilco (the band):
Details on tickets and pricing will be posted as they become available. Stay tuned!
- Need to brush up on your Wilco history before the release of The Whole Love? Amazon’s got deals on the the entire Wilco catalog, throughout the entire month of September, with some MP3 albums starting at $5. Check it out here.
- Wilco has joined with Farmer Foodshare, Triangle Local Businesses and Ten Farmers Markets in the “Farmer Foodshare Challenge.” Read about it here.
- Some awesome videos for new tunes have surfaced
Wilco - I Love my Label (Live in Studio)
- Dawned On Me
(Acoustic version of song on The Whole Love)
**UPDATE: NEW MUSIC VIDEO ALERT! In characteristically surprising fashion, the boys have released a video for Born Alone, a track off The Whole Love today. Check it out!
- Also, there’s this. If this video signifies the end of the world, I think I can die happy. Don’t ask, just watch.
Jeff Tweedy - I Gotta Feeling (At Dan Sinker’s “The Fucking Epic Twitter Quest of Mayor Emanuel,” book launch party, September 6)
What more could one ask for? Jeff Tweedy reciting the lyrics to My Humps, William S. Burroughs-style, you say? Good call.
Jeff Tweedy – My Humps
In case you couldn’t get enough (and who can?) Tweedy-Peas covers, here’s another!
Jeff Tweedy – Rock That Body
Can somebody please get Tweedy to play “TiK ToK” Next? Maybe get Nels to lay down some tasty licks on the Theremin in the background?
- For those of you who missed the stream on Saturday (what were you busy doing, working?), the songs from The Whole Love have been uploaded to YouTube. Check ‘em all out here while you can, before Jeff Tweedy comes to your house and kicks you in the head.
Well, I suppose that about wraps ‘er all up for now. I’ll keep you posted with any new info on tour dates, etc, as they become available.
By the way, does anyone have a favorite song off of The Whole Love
so far? For my money (which I spent on the pre-order
), Art of Almost
is quite an achievement.