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Speak Into My Good Eye announce special Wilco cover project I’ll Be There with Jackson Pines’ version of “Red Eyed and Blue”

Jackson Pines | via jacksonpines.bandcamp.com
Jackson Pines | via jacksonpines.bandcamp.com

Brooklyn/Asbury Park music source Speak Into My Good Eye announced I’ll Be Around, a special Wilco-tribute cover record in support of The Project Matters, a nonprofit that provides resources to emerging young musicians.

Set to be released on May 5th, SIMGE released Jackson Pines‘ wonderfully stripped-down piano-teasing version of the band’s “Red Eyed and Blue” track from 1996’s Being There. This marks the group’s second foray into charity records with their release of a Queens of the Stone Age cover album back in 2014.

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Wilco share lineup for next installment of their Solid Sound Festival, featuring Kurt Vile and more…

Wilco | photo by Austin Nelson | courtesy of the artist
Wilco | photo by Austin Nelson | courtesy of the artist

This June, Wilco’s Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival will return to Massachussets’ Museum of Contemporary Art, and now, the full lineup of bands has been announced.

Those who purchase three day passes can expect performances from Kurt Vile & The Violators, the legendary Television, Big Thief, and more.  Along with appearances by Wilco themselves and their various side projects, attendees can once again expect a comedy stage hosted by multi-disciplinary humorist John Hodgman. Find the full lineup, tickets, and more information here. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jeff Tweedy explain how Wilco names albums, listen to the new Pixies album Head Carrier

Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com
Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

“The next time someone tells you Wilco doesn’t put a lot of work into things, just tell them…I don’t know. Something. You make it up.”
-Jeff Tweedy

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy recorded a video, (prior to last night’s appearance on The late Show with Stephen Colbert) in which he responds to critics of the band’s recent album titles. Funny stuff. Continue reading →

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Schmilco Love You, Baby: Scenes from a listening party for Wilco’s new album at Main Street Music

Wilco listening party at Main Street Music | photo by Tyler Asay for WXPN
Wilco listening party at Main Street Music | photo by Tyler Asay for WXPN

Main Street Music in Manayunk has been a haven for local music lovers for years now, so its no surprise that it was chosen as one of the few record stores to hold a listening party for Wilco‘s new album, the humorously titled Schmilco. All around the nation at 6 o’clock p.m. last night, lucky fans got a chance to hear the new record ahead of its release this Friday, while also getting a chance to win Schmilco prizes and chat with each other about the record itself. Continue reading →

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Here’s where you can get an early listen to Wilco’s Schmilco in the Delaware Valley

Wilco’s Schmilco | via Pitchfork

Excitement is high for Wilco‘s new album Schmilco due out September 9 on the band’s own dBPM Records. For fans who can’t wait to hear the record, though — and the teaser single “If I Ever Was a Child” definitely provokes that kind of reaction — the band announced a series of in-store listening parties across the country on Tuesday, September 6th, including two in the Delaware Valley. Continue reading →