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Wilco Announce New Album, Share New Song “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”

Ode to Joy Due Out October 4 via dBpm

Jul 16, 2019 Photography by Annabel Mehran
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Wilco have announced a new album, Ode to Joy, and shared its first single, "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)." Ode to Joy is due out October 4 via the band's own dBpm label. Check out "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Wilco's last studio album was 2016's Schmilco. Meanwhile, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy released a new solo album, WARM, last November via dBpm, which was followed by the companion album, WARMER, released in April via dBpm as a Record Store Day exclusive. In 2018 he also released the memoir Let's Go (So We Can Get Back).

Ode to Joy was recorded at The Loft in Chicago. Tweedy and his bandmate Glenn Kotche spearheaded each song, but each song also features all six members of the band.

A press release says Ode to Joy "encourages the act of finding joy in a dark political climate. The album presents a unique rhythm track and a minimalist instrumentation, with lyrics at once observant, hopeful, morbid, tolerant, and abstract."

In a press release Tweedy says the album features "really big, big folk songs, these monolithic, brutal structures that these delicate feelings are hung on."

Tweedy had this to say about "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)" in the press release: "There MUST be more love than hate. Right?! I'm not always positive we can be so sure. In any case, I'm starting to feel like being confident in that equation isn't always the best motivation for me to be my best self - it can kind of let me off the hook a little bit when I think I should be striving to contribute more love outside of my comfortable sphere of family and friends. So...I guess the song is sort of a warning to myself that YES, Love IS EVERYWHERE, but also BEWARE! I can't let that feeling absolve me of my duty to create more."

The album will be available on CD, standard black vinyl, limited edition color custom vinyl, and "a special deluxe LP book, designed by long-time Wilco collaborator Lawrence Azerrad."

Also read our 2015 joint interview between Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett, from our Best of 2015 issue.

Ode to Joy Tracklist:

1.Bright Leaves
2. Before Us
3. One and a Half Stars
4. Quiet Amplifier
5. Everyone Hides
6. White Wooden Cross
7. Citizens
8. We Were Lucky
9. Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
10. Hold Me Anyway
11. An Empty Corner

Wilco Tour Dates:

Wed. Sept. 4 - Trondheim, NO @ Tapperiet &
Fri. Sept. 6 - Stavanger, NO @ Stavanger Konserthus Zetlitz &
Sat. Sept. 7 - Bergen, NO @ USF Verftet &
Sun. Sept. 8 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene &
Tue. Sept. 10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Den Gra Hal &
Thu. Sept. 12 - Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom &
Fri. Sept. 13 - Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria &
Sat. Sept. 14 - Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie - SOLD OUT
Sun. Sept. 15 - Warsaw, PL @ Progresja &
Wed. Sept. 18 - Zürich, CH @ Volkshaus *
Thu. Sept. 19 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique *
Fri. Sept. 20 - Padova, IT @ Gran Teatro Geox *
Sun. Sept. 22 - Paris, FR @ Le Trianon *
Mon. Sept. 23 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal *
Tue. Sept. 24 - Antwerp, BE @ De Roma * - SOLD OUT
Thu. Sept. 26 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands *
Fri. Sept. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall *
Sat. Sept. 28 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo *
Tue. Oct. 8 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (w/ special guest Lord Huron)
Thu. Oct. 10 - Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Fri. Oct. 11 - Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Sat. Oct. 12 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel - SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 15 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Wed. Oct. 16 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Fri. Oct. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sat. Oct. 19 - Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
Sun. Oct. 20 - Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
Tue. Oct. 22 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom - SOLD OUT
Wed. Oct. 23 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory
Fri. Oct. 25 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Sat. Oct. 26 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 27 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 4 - Grand Rapids @ 20 Monroe Live
Tue. Nov. 5 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium
Wed. Nov. 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
Fri. Nov. 8 - Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
Sat. Nov. 9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Sun. Nov. 10 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
Tue. Nov. 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
Wed. Nov. 13 - Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
Thu. Nov. 14 - St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre
Fri. Nov. 15 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
Sun. Nov. 17 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Tue. Nov. 19 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Wed. Nov. 20 - Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre
Sat. Jan. 18 - Tue. Jan. 21 - Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel

&= w/ Spiral Stairs
*= w/ Ohmme

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