Wilco

When’s the last time you heard that an artist was about to release their first album in 41 years? I haven’t even been alive for 41 years, but that’s the time it took for Bill Fay to come back to the music scene with a new studio album.

If you’re unfamiliar with Fay, he’s an English songwriter that put out some work in the 60’s, but never broke through to attain widespread commercial success.  Instead he became a cult folk hero to some, including Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. You may have heard Wilco perform Fay’s “Be Not So Fearful” at live shows or in their documentary, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. Fay is set to release Life Is People tomorrow via Dead Oceans and the album features a stunning cover of Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc.” It’s a sparse piano ballad that allows the song to breathe – every note and word lingers, allowing you to appreciate the song in an entirely new way.

You’ll also find Tweedy contributing vocals in “This World:”

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I’m about 220,000 views late on this one, but it’s still worth sharing for those that haven’t seen it. Jeff Tweedy performed at a book release party for The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel. He came half-prepared for a cover of The Black Eyed Peas song “I Gotta Feeling.” Watch below.

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Wilco’s Tiny Desk Concert on NPR

by oz on October 17, 2011

This video is worthy of your Monday attention. Wilco visited NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert Series and shared four tracks and three denim jackets. Scratch that. Two denim jackets and one denim shirt. I’m thankful that Wilco still does these intimate type sessions. It has inspired me to continue spamming them with requests for a HearYa session.

You can download the audio over there at NPR.

Set list:

  1. Dawned On Me
  2. Whole Love
  3. Born Alone
  4. War On War

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Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy produced Mavis Staples upcoming record entitled You Are Not Alone. Paste Magazine (and The Deep Dark Woods’ drummer Lucas Goetz) tipped us off to a great interview with both artists. They share their admiration for one another and some background on the upcoming record. It’s a great watch.

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Wilco at The Mountain Winery, Tweedy lets loose on a fan. [Concert Review]

June 27, 2009

Not really a pic from Wilco’s show at Mountain Winery, but a nice image of the venue. Wilco made a tour stop at the amazing Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA last night. The show had everything you’d look for in a concert – a great opening act, an amazing set list, a gorgeous venue, short […]

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I don’t want to hear the results of Jay Bennett’s autopsy.

May 28, 2009

I’ve been holding out on dropping the RIP post for Ex-Wilco band member Jay Bennett, but I’ve been watching the blog community mourn. If you haven’t heard, Jay Bennett died in his sleep on Sunday. I think most humans have a morbid curiosity to understand one’s cause of death, especially when they perish before their […]

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New Wilco album now streaming…

May 13, 2009

Wilco is streaming their new album right now. Click here. Tweet

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15 Albums We’re Looking Forward To In 2009

December 31, 2008

The artwork above was found at Colorcubic, an ultra-hip design firm that handles multimedia, print, branding, etc. This poster will be made available in their online store. We may say good riddance to 2008 as a nation, but as we posted our top 50 albums of 2008, it was easy to reflect on an amazing […]

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Free mp3: Wilco + Fleet Foxes = Bob Dylan “I Shall Be Released”

September 26, 2008

The debate is on. Let’s get ready to rumble. By now you may have seen the Wilco/ Fleet Foxes onstage collaboration in Oregon where they covered Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.” Wilco is now offering the track as a free download in exchange for a pledge that you’ll vote in the upcoming presidential election. […]

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