New Wilco Album News!!

Pitchfork reported today that during a solo performance Wednesday night Wilco singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy dropped the news that a new Wilco album was finished and ready to be released. Sky Blue Sky will be released via Nonesuch Records on May 15. Whether or not there will be delays for the release date are as of yet unconfirmed, but knowing Wilco…..

The album is the long awaited follow-up to A Ghost Is Born, Wilco’s misconceived (ha…get it?) and somewhat disappointing 2004 album. That album followed their flawless masterpiece 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Early word on the new album is a return to more traditional rock sounds. Tweedy himself has mentioned this in several interviews over the past year or so. There are many bootlegged copies of potential new Blue Sky Blue tracks floating around the internet if you know where to look.

Here’s a standout song from the new batch, performed live on Conan O’Brien sometime last summer. Just try not to sing along:


Evan Kessler said...

SWEET! Thanks for the info and the new song. Popheadwound is both informative and charitable.

jcroach said...

"A Ghost is Born" dissappointing? won a Grammy. Strike that, 2 Grammys.