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10 Best Songs of the Week: Porridge Radio, Still Corners, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Tweedy, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2020. Just as we were finishing up this week’s list we got word that beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse. R.I.P. a true legend, the Notorious RBG. More

Sep 15, 2020

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album, Love Is the King, and shared two songs from it, “Guess Again” and title track “Love Is the King.” Tweedy has also announced a drive-in concert for this Friday, September 18, at McHenry, IL Outdoor Theater. More

Aug 11, 2020

Last year, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy released his widely praised memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back). Now, he’s announced a follow up entitled How to Write One Song, aimed at, well, teaching aspiring musicians how to write a single song. How to Write One Song is due out October 13 via Dutton. More

Wilco Share New Song “Tell Your Friends” and Performed it on “Stephen Colbert”

All Proceeds Will Go to World Central Kitchen; Jeff Tweedy Also Performed “Jesus, Etc.”

May 21, 2020

Last night, Wilco performed their uplifting new single “Tell Your Friends” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The purchases of the song, which is exclusively on Bandcamp, will go to World Central Kitchen, an organization who provides meals in the wake of natural disasters. More

Watch Jeff Tweedy Cover John Prine’s “Please Don’t Bury Me”

Tweedy Pays Tribute to the Passing of the Iconic Country Singer/Songwriter

Apr 09, 2020

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has covered John Prine’s seemingly irreverent tune “Please Don’t Bury Me” in an Instagram Live video. This past Tuesday, April 7, Prine, a Grammy Award-winning folk music composer and performer, died at age 73 of complications from COVID-19.  More

Apr 03, 2020

Gospel singer Mavis Staples, of the beloved soul group The Staple Singers, has shared a new song, “All In It Together,” that is produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who also features on the track.  More

Mar 31, 2020

Wilco was scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but late night TV shows are improvising these days due to the COVID-19 quarantine. So Kimmel is doing his show from home and since Wilco have put touring on hold, instead frontman Jeff Tweedy did a performance from his home, in particular his bathroom, aided by his sons Spencer and Sammy.  More

Wilco on “Ode to Joy”

Simple and Brutal

Dec 18, 2019

Eleven albums into their career, Chicago's Wilco has been labeled everything from "alt-country heroes'' to "the American Radiohead" to "sellouts" for licensing songs to VW commercials.  More

Jul 16, 2019

Wilco have announced a new album, Ode to Joy, and shared its first single, "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)." More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Hayden Thorpe, Aldous Harding, and More

Plus Tame Impala, Amason, Wand, Clinic, Mark Ronson and Lykke Li, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 12, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We were a bit indecisive this week. There were lots of new tracks to sort through and lots of good ones, but none that immediately screamed #1 Song of the Week. But then we realized there was actually a clear winner after-all.  More

Jeff Tweedy Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Family Ghost”

WARMER Due Out April 13 via dBpm as a Record Store Day Exclusive

Apr 08, 2019

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy released a new solo album, WARM, last November via dBpm. Now he has announced a new companion album WARMER, and shared a video for its first single, "Family Ghost."  More

Full List of Record Store Day 2019 Releases - Courtney Barnett, David Bowie, Prince, Etc.

Plus The Flaming Lips, Robyn, Sigur Rós, Jeff Tweedy, and Others

Feb 28, 2019

The full list of 2019 Record Store Day releases has been revealed. Record Store Day goes down on Saturday, April 13 and just in case you don't already know, the basic idea is to get music fans out to their local independent record store, with the bait being a slew of exclusive limited edition releases.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren't enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

Nov 27, 2018

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is releasing new solo album, WARM, this Friday (November 30) via dBpm. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Some Birds" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, "I Know What It's Like," via a Mark Greenberg-directed video for the track.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Sep 24, 2018

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album, WARM, and shared a video for its first single, "Some Birds." WARM is due out November 30 via dBpm. Sam Henrikson directed the "Some Birds" video, which features Tweedy watching himself get a haircut. More

Nov 14, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples is releasing a new album, If All I Was Was Black, this Friday via ANTI-. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced If All I Was Was Black and also guests on one song, "Ain't No Doubt About It," and now Staples has shared the song. It's a pleasing duet between Staples and Tweedy.  More

Nov 08, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples is releasing a new album, If All I Was Was Black, on November 17 via ANTI-. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced If All I Was Was Black and also guests on one song. Last night Staples stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Build a Bridge," Tweedy on guitar and backing vocals. More

Sep 15, 2017

This week Benjamin Clementine discusses the inspirations for his new record and the problems he sees around him, plus we round-up Trump's deal-cutting, hurricanes, mass persecution in Myanmar, The Beatles on the EU, and Mavis Staples on the state of America. More

Sep 11, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has announced a new album, If All I Was Was Black, and shared its title track. If All I Was Was Black was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who also guests on one song. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Fascists in America

Examining Trump's Response to the White Supremacist Rally and Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Aug 18, 2017

With the President outdoing himself in a bid to appear like a terrible human being, there's only really one thing to talk about this week. Still, read on and you might find a few positive developments outside his Charlottesville debacle. More

Wilco Release New Song “All Lives, You Say?” to Benefit Southern Poverty Law Center

Shared in Honor of Jeff Tweedy’s Late Father, Perhaps in Response to Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

Aug 14, 2017

Wilco have released a brand new song, "All Lives, You Say?," to their Bandcamp page. Its release is perhaps timed in response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend in which three were killed (including 32-year-old anti-racism protestor Heather Heyer, when a car purposefully sped into a crowd of protestors). More

Six Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Algiers, Radiohead, Bedouine, Prince, and More

Plus King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Jeff Tweedy

Jun 23, 2017

Here we highlight six albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Jun 21, 2017

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is releasing a new solo albumTogether At Last, this Friday June 23 via dBpm. It's a solo acoustic album that features new versions of songs by Wilco as well as Tweedy's side-projects Loose Fur and Golden SmogMore

Jun 20, 2017

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is releasing a new solo albumTogether At Last, this Friday June 23 via dBpm. It's a solo acoustic album that features new versions of songs by Wilco as well as Tweedy's side-projects Loose Fur and Golden SmogMore

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Announces Solo Acoustic Album Featuring Covers of His Past Work

Together At Last Due Out June 23 via dBpm; Listen to New Version of Loose Fur's "Laminated Cat"

Apr 13, 2017

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album, Together At Last, which is due out June 23 via dBpm. It's a solo acoustic album that features new versions of songs by Wilco as well as Tweedy's side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. More


Interviews

Wilco on “Ode to Joy”

Simple and Brutal

Dec 18, 2019

Eleven albums into their career, Chicago's Wilco has been labeled everything from "alt-country heroes'' to "the American Radiohead" to "sellouts" for licensing songs to VW commercials.  More


Reviews

WARM

WARM

dBpm

Dec 07, 2018

History is often perceived and represented as past tense. Moments and movements that happened, taught in a way in which we can't change these things, but dissect them, eventually learning how to move forward with what we've extracted from their happenings.  More

Together At Last

Together At Last

dBpm

Jun 23, 2017

Now this is a lovely thing. Jeff Tweedy revisits his past catalogue, recording acoustic renditions of songs from Wilco, Loose Fur, and Golden Smog. The record begins with a slightly faster paced "Via Chicago" from Wilco's Summerteeth, the tempo suiting the song very well.  More