News about Wilco's eighth studio album has been leaking out for the past few weeks, but now we have official details: The Whole Love, the Chicago band's follow-up to 2009's Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album), will drop on September 27 via their own newly launched label, dBpm Records. Check out the LP's cover art.
The Whole Love was recorded at Wilco's Windy City studio/club house/HQ, The Loft, and features 12 tracks. Frontman Jeff Tweedy and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Sansone teamed with Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Paul McCartney) on production duties.
The Whole Love is bookended by a pair of longer epics, the seven-minute opener "Art of Almost" and the 12-minute closer "One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)." "I Might," a folk fuzz-bomb, is the first single. Listen to it here.
Wilco also debuted two more tracks live at their Solid Sound Festival last weekend: "Born Alone," a driving number with anthemic guitar lines courtesy of Nels Cline, and "Dawned on Me," an upbeat jam with a solid backbeat and organ accompaniment.
Wilco will hit the road for a 14-date supporting tour in September. Check out the dates below.
The Whole Love tracklisting:
"Art of Almost"
"Dawned On Me"
"Rising Red Lung"
"One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)"
Wilco tour dates:
9/13, Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
9/16, Toronto, ONT (Massey Hall)
9/17, Toronto, ONT (Massey Hall)
9/18, Montreal, QC (Metropolis)
9/20, Boston, MA (Wang Theatre)
9/22, New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
9/25, Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
9/27, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Amphitheater)
9/28, Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Ctr)
9/29, Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Ctr)
10/1, Nashville, TN (The Ryman)
10/2, Nashville, TN (The Ryman)
10/4, St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House)
10/5, Madison, WI (Overture Hall)