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Wilco Play An Elaborate Game of Hide and Seek in the Video for New Song “Everyone Hides”

Ode to Joy Due Out October 4 via dBpm

Sep 17, 2019
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Wilco are releasing a new album, Ode to Joy, on October 4 via the band's own dBpm label. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Everyone Hides," in which the band play an elaborate game of hide and seek. The other band members hide across Chicago (pay attention to a reference to the band's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) while frontman Jeff Tweedy is tasked with finding them. Jamie Fleischel directed the video, which was produced by Picture Show Films. Watch it below, followed by Wilco's upcoming tour dates, including some newly announced dates in Chicago, St. Paul, and Mexico City.

Tweedy had this to say about the video in a press release: "'Everyone Hides' is the first promotional video to feature Wilco as a living breathing band of humans in close to 20 years. Maybe for obvious reasons we've avoided putting ourselves forward in this way and have tried to play to our strengths musically or, I don't know, maybe we've just been lazy... Or suspicious of expenditures outside of our focus on album making. For whatever reason this time around we just said f**k it and had a blast."

Previously Wilco shared Ode to Joy's first single, "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)," which was one of our Songs of the Week.

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."

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.

Also, Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon recently covered Wilco's "Company In My Back," a song from their 2004 album A Ghost Is Born. The cover was taken from a new compilation of Wilco covers fittingly entitled Wilco Covered that is being put out with the November issue of the British music magazine Uncut. It includes 17 artists covering Wilco songs, including Sharon Van Etten, Low, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker, Parquet Courts, Twin Peaks, and more.

Wilco Tour Dates:

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 *  SOLD OUT
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  % SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 20 - Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre
Fri. Nov. 22 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Sat. Nov. 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Sun. Nov. 24 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Sun. Dec. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Mon. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Wed. Dec. 18 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Thu. Dec. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Sat. Jan. 18 - Tue. Jan. 21 - Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel
Sun. Jan. 25 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropólitan
 
& w/ Spiral Stairs      
* w/ Ohmme     
+ w/ Daughter of Swords     
% w/ Soccer Mommy    
~ w/ Molly Sarlé     
# w/ Deep Sea Diver      
^ w/ Bottle Rockets      
$ w/ Dickie 

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