Wilco

Hot Sun
Cool Shroud

Wilco’s new EP is streaming now! 🍒 Listen here.

Better yet, preorder a vinyl or CD or T-shirt. TBD on shipping! Because we’re picking one of YOUR designs for the final cover art. Stay tuned for more.

Hot Sun Cool Shroud features six new tracks from Wilco that have a summertime-after-dark kind of feeling.

“It starts off pretty hot, like heat during the day, has some instrumentals on it that are a little agitated and uncomfortable and ends with a cooling breeze. There are tracks on Hot Sun Cool Shroud that are more aggressive and angular than anything we’ve put out in a while, and a song about love melting you like ice cream into a puddle of sugary soup. All the pieces of summer, including the broody cicadas.” – Jeff Tweedy

Solid Success!

There are many Solid Sound thank yous to shell out, we couldn’t do it without each of YOU. ⁠

An extra hat tip to our festival teams at Wilco, Higher Ground, G4D and MASS MoCA; the fearless merch team (Jess, Jeff, Jessica, Megan, Elise, Matt and Sara + Cherie, Brandy, Andy); all of our artists AND their crews; the North Adams Police, Fire and EMS Departments; festival security; the smiling faces behind the cameras (Jamie, Charles, Austin, Joe, Ryan); and OUR INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS. 💕

Check out the 2024 photo gallery here and the recap video here.

Listen to the Solid Sound 2024 playlist here.

We miss you already.

Meant To Be Music Video!!

Lace up your skates and meet Wilco at The Rink

The band’s new music video for “Meant To Be” is out now.

It was shot at The (legendary) Rink on Chicago’s Southside, the video highlights JB Skating, a smooth dance style of skating that started in the early ’70s. Picture synchronized group movements to James Brown tunes (hence the “JB”) under disco ball lights. 🪩

Watch now. And replay again and again. No Wilcos were harmed in the making of this video 🛼

Photo of  Darius Sanders by Akash Wadhwani

 

Support Local

Nothing (Nothing, Nothing, Nothing at all) beats flipping through the bins; support your local store and make some new friends. After all, “without these stores, there’s just no way Wilco would still be around.” – Jeff Tweedy

The latest from Wilco: A stunning version of the band’s legendary 2011 album, The Whole Love. Now on three LPs, expanded to include all related single, EP and bonus tracks plus a selection from The Loft’s archive of live in-studio performances and previously unreleased alternate mixes and demos. This special Record Store Day 2024 release includes Wilco classics “Art of Almost”, “Dawned on Me”, “Sunloathe” and many others.

Find participating record stores here.

COUSIN

Introducing a new member of the family. Wilco’s 13th studio album Cousin is available NOW on CD, vinyl and digitally via dBpm Records.

 

“I’m cousin to the world,” frontman Jeff Tweedy confesses. “I don’t feel like I’m a blood relation, but maybe I’m a cousin by marriage.” Wilco’s Cousin is produced by Cate Le Bon, engineered and mixed by Tom Schick, mastered by Bob Ludwig and recorded by Wilco. ⁠ ⁠

 

Buy, listen, stream, whatever you prefer. We appreciate it all.

 

Front of House
Live Recordings

Our Front of House series on nugs.net explores Wilco’s 25+ years of live catalog, past and present. The series includes exclusive recordings released on the last Wednesday of November, February, May and August.

The February 2024 release is from 2008, a killer closing night of tour from Des Moines, IA on March 9.  Download the 27-song set and listen here.

 

Recordings by Warner Swain

Tweedy and Colbert

Find out what Jeff’s counting. This week’ss appearance on The Late show with Stephen Colbert is available now.

(And no, it’s not how many degrees it is currently in Chicago.)

Photo by @skpnyc

World Within A Song

For years we called it “Book 3”. Now it’s more formally named WORLD WITHIN A SONG: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music. “WWAS” for short.

Whatever you call it, Jeff Tweedy’s 3rd book available now via Dutton. Order here!

When we asked Jeff about the book, he said:  “I want to talk about songs that gave me permission to be creative…to be myself. To say something that was hard to say. I’ll be telling stories from my life, focusing on a true-to-memory style of how it really felt to me, how I experienced things emotionally. And then I want to talk about music in the same way. I want to talk about music in a way that it rarely gets talked about. I want to talk about the world within the song.”

Cruel Country physical!

Wilco’s new album, Cruel Country, is available now on vinyl and CD.

Available on 2-LP (black and color vinyl) or 2-CD. Both feature 21 songs including early fan favorite, “A Lifetime to Find,” which was shared via a spo0oooky new music video!

Wilco’s 12th album has had a heck of a ride so far. Originally given digitally to Solid Sound participants for free, followed by a digital release May 27 (the same day the band performed it live in its entirety at the festival). Lauded by NYT as Wilco’s “understated Magnum Opus” and later released on Record Store Day as a white label CD. Now it lands in good company on the best of 2022 lists from Rolling StoneVariety, Spin, Uproxx, and Paste AND its long awaited physical release is nearly here!

ORDER NOW: Wilco Store (US | EU | AUS)

Cruel Country at Carol’s

Amid Cruel Country celebrations, Wilco played 3 surprise shows at Chicago’s iconic Honky Tonk, Carol’s Pub. Enjoy a live cut from the night now.

And continue celebrating with the band at upcoming tour dates in Chicago, Port Chester NY, ICELAND, the Carolinas, Florida, Alabama, Athens GA/OH, Tennessee and later this year in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, and Ireland!

 

📸 : Jamie Kelter Davis

Back in stock!

Good news! We finally got our hands on some extra press time to reprint Sky Blue Sky!

A limited-edition pressing on sky blue vinyl is available now.

Wilco Store: North America

Side 1: Either Way / You Are My Face / Impossible Germany
Side 2: Sky Blue Sky / Side with the Seeds / Shake It Off
Side 3: Please Be Patient With Me / Hate It Here / Leave Me (Like You Found Me)
Side 4: Walken / What Light / On and On and On

Better Late Than Never

20 years later, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has been awarded with TWO Grammys! The list of thank you’s is too long to dole out.

Seven(!) Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Deluxe Reissues are available now! Get vinyl and CDs at your local record shop or online (US | EU | AUS). Or dig in digitally on all of the usual streaming services and Bandcamp.

There’s something for everyone: the original album remastered on black or gold vinyl; an expanded digital download; a deluxe vinyl/cd with live tracks and demos; plus a Super Deluxe Boxset featuring 82 previously-unreleased tracks. Check here for all the details. You’ll also find shiny new packaging, unseen photos, new interviews, and of course, merch to match!

The Wilco Store: North America | UK / EUAUS

Evicted on TV!

Watch Cousin’s television premier. The band recently performed “Evicted” on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Watch a performance here.

The band’s 13th studio album, Cousin, is available now!

The Wilco Store: North America | Europe | Australia

Bandcamp | Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music | Tidal

Photo by Randy Holmes / ABC

Jeff Tweedy on vinyl! 

Get WARM / WARMER, Love is the King / Live is the King, and Sukierae  by Jeff Tweedy! Available now in the Wilco Stores.

WARMER is the companion release to WARM and was previously released as a RSD exclusive. Live is the King is an expanded package featuring studio and live versions of all 11 songs played by Jeff with a full band. The live set closes with a cover version of Neil Young’s classic “The Old Country Waltz”. Sukierae is a CLASSIC.

 

US Wilco Store | EU Wilco Store | AUS Wilco Store

ACL Hall of Fame Induction

Watch Wilco’s Hall of Fame induction alongside Alejandro Escovedo and Lucinda Williams on PBS

Guest performances include Roseanne Cash, Terry Allen, Bill Callahan, Japanese Breakfast, Jason Isbell, Margo Price and Sheila E.

For a full photo gallery by Charles Harris click here

Wilco now in 3D!

We’re constantly updating Wilcostore.com with new fun items. The latest release is a throwback!

The Wilco 3D Viewfinder is a crossover between one of childhood’s best toys and one of America’s best bands. Each 3D Viewfinder comes with 3 reels, each containing 7 Wilco images. The Loft Reel takes a closer look at the band’s iconic Chicago studio, The Green Room Reel shows rare backstage snaps, and the Live Sessions Reel gets up close with the band members on stage.

Shop US  –  Shop EU  –  Shop AUS

Don’t Let Me Down

In the fall of 2021, during a short break from touring, Wilco hunkered down at The Loft. Two days later the band emerged with two new recordings, both covers of The Beatles. 
 
Hear “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Dig a Pony” exclusively on Amazon Music as part of a month long celebration of the Let It Be Special Edition.
Don’t let Wilco down, listen!

C’mon America

We know what you’re thinking. The answer is: No, Jeff doesn’t stop making music.

Which means you’re in luck, because there are two new tracks available now as part of Sub Pop’s Singles Club.

“C’mon America,” the A-side,  is from an unreleased group of songs with mostly sci-fi lyrics. Meanwhile “UR-60 Unsent,” the B-side, is a pitiful tale of an unsent lovesick mixtape, taken from a separate batch of unreleased songs with mostly pitiful lyrics.

Listen / order here.

Cover photo by Sammy Tweedy

Starship Casual

If you’re looking to get more e-mails, Jeff’s got you covered.

Subscribe to Starship Casual to receive weekly notes from Jeff directly to your inbox. He’ll be sharing loads of unreleased music, check-ins from tour, stories that didn’t make either book, recommendations, advice and more.

Subscribe now.

 

Photo by Alexa Viscius

Daniel Johnston – Chicago 2017

There is and was only one Daniel and to be able to work with him and help present his music was a huge honor for me and the band, one for which we are all very thankful.” – Jeff Tweedy 

Daniel Johnston’s final album, Chicago 2017, is available now via Wilco’s own dBpm Records: Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon Music | Vinyl

Via sales in the Wilco store, we were able to donate $7,000 to the Johnston family’s “Hi How Are You” Foundation for the study and treatment of mental illness and addiction recovery.

Impossible Germany Recreation

Check in with Jeff from The Loft as he performs a unique take of a Wilco fan-favorite for the second installment of Fender’s Re-Creation series.

For those who are curious: In this video, Jeff uses an American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster. You can learn more about the guitar here.

Photo by Zoran Orlic
Video by Picture Show

How To
Write One Song


Jeff Tweedy’s second book, How To Write One Song: Loving The Things We Create and How They Love Us Back is out now.

Esquire hit the nail on the head: “[How to Write One Song] is one part manual for composing a song, and one part philosophical inquiry into the human desire—the human need—to create. It’s also an easy, delightful read.” 

This is the perfect gift for your kid, or your inner child. What are you waiting for? Get creating:   

US | UK | EU  | Audio book read by Jeff

Read an essay on the book by Los Angeles Review of Books

Sun, Sand and Sky Blue Sky

Wilco’s wildly fun vacation / festival returns to Riviera Maya, MX on Dec 2-6, 2023.

The all-inclusive ticket includes accommodations at Hard Rock Hotel OR (new this year) UNICO 20°87° Resort and three Wilco shows, plus performances by Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Lucinda Williams, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby, Jeff Tweedy, Built To Spill, Makaya McCraven, Cate Le Bon, Bartees Strange, The Autumn Defense, Eucademix and locals Mint Field.

Get your tickets here: wilcoskybluesky.com

Check out the recap video for Sky Blue Sky Fest 2022!

Ode to Joy
wins Grammy!

We’d like to congratulate Jeff Tweedy and Lawrence Azzerad (while thanking the Academy) for the new hardware. The Ode to Joy Deluxe Art Book took home this year’s Grammy for Best Packaging.

Created with the Wilco collector in mind, OTJ Deluxe is beautifully hand-crafted, autographed and hand-numbered. It includes a pop-up art book paired with a 180g vinyl. Copies are available here.

Wilco’s 11th studio album was released on October 5, 2019 via dBpm Records and is available now, in stores, online and on streaming services.

Ode to Joy features 11 new songs including the single, “Love is Everywhere.”

Happy Listening!

A follow up:
Racial injustice in the music industry


In June 2020, Jeff shared this statement, committing 5% of his writer revenue to organizations fighting racial injustice in the music industry.

As of 2021, that revenue will be donated to I Grow Chicago, a Chicago organization focusing on community connection, skill building, and opportunity.

Jeff spoke to CBS This Morning about the initiative, watch the interview here.

Wilco Recommends

Hey, when all else fails, we have endless great music to listen to!

Check out some of the band’s favorite albums from this year and beyond!  The Wilco Recommends playlist is regularly updated for you listening pleasure. Hear a sampling of the tunes that Wilco loves here.

 

Birdy On The Moon


OUT NOW!
High and Low/The Message by Birdy On The Moon (aka Pat Sansone!).

Released for the first time since its recording in 90s, “High and Low/The Message” is available digitally on Bandcamp and on 7″ vinyl.

New From Nels

Share The Wealth, a spankin’ new, multi-faceted document played by a sublimely-expanded edition of my long-standing combo called The Nels Cline Singers is out now.

“Anyone out there hankering for a rather elaborate elucidation of sonic architecture in the jazz/rock/improv universe at this time? I hope so, but I truly understand if not. Creations get created and plans to provide these creations to you, the ardent listeners, get planned, and so here I am/we are with Share The Wealth. I am, in spite of so many concerning non-musical occurrences that assail us all at this time, truly happy and proud to announce the imminent release of this double album.” – NC

Listen to Share The Wealth

Summerteeth: Deluxe Edition


The expanded version of Wilco’s third studio album is out now.
Summerteeth: Deluxe Edition is a 5-LP / 4-CD set that includes the original album remastered, and is full to the brim with previously-unreleased outtakes, demos and live recordings.

Shop The Wilco Stores (US | EU | AUS), for vinyl, CD and digital, plus hats, shirts and masks to match!

For more details, track listing and credits: go here.

Wilco x Oxford Pennant

The Wilco x Oxford Pennant collection is back in stock and better than ever. Not only have we rerelease some of our favorite designs from Solid Sound and Winterlude, we’ve also added several new banners, mugs, patches, pins and more.

Available at OxfordPennant.com.

Tell Your Friends

A new Wilco song called “Tell Your Friends” is available for immediate download with a charitable contribution via Bandcamp.

Watch the band perform the song with their families here.

Donations will go directly to World Central Kitchen, an organization working across America to safely distribute fresh meals in communities that need support.

** As of July 2020 we have donated $10,000 to World Central Kitchen. **

We miss each other. So we wrote a song about it to sing with each other, to sing to each other.” – Jeff Tweedy

100 Polaroids

Previously out-of-print, Pat’s book “100 Polaroids” is now available to order. A portion of proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

“10 years ago I put together this book to commemorate an exhibit at the first Solid Sound Festival… an exhibit of 100 photographs chosen from the thousands I had taken in the previous few years. I had just begun to look at preparing this reprint when COVID emerged, and was on the fence about whether or not to move forward with the endeavor. But I decided that I’d rather continue to stay involved in creative pursuits and share it with others…”

Available here.

All Lives, You Say?

Both pressings of the “All Lives, You Say?” 7-are officially sold out. Thanks! Because of you, we were able to donate $7,500 to Movement for Black Lives.

The digital version of this song is available via Bandcamp. Through those donations we contributed more than $30,000 to Southern Poverty Law Center and Life After Hate.

Evergreen

The Raccoonists (Jeff, Spencer and Sammy Tweedy) reunited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live From His House.

Watch the Tweedy’s sing “Evergreen” from Jeff’s album WARMER here.

Watch From Home

In December 2019, amid Wilco’s Winterlude residency in Chicago, the band played a surprise show – followed by a Q+A with Jeff moderated by TJ Jagodowski – from the CAA’s vintage basketball court.

During these strange times, we hope this is a welcome distraction.

Watch in full here.

Download This: Wilco live from Chicago

Wilco’s 2019 Chicago Winterlude Residency was one for the books. You can relive it now via our Roadcase series in the Wilco Store.

Hide-and-Seek

Now Playing: A new music video (feat. Wilco) for “Everyone Hides,” the second single from Ode to Joy. 

Watch as the band plays the ultimate game of hide-and-seek around Chicago.

A match made in Chicago

Wilco X Field Notes

Six unique, durable, made-in-the-USA, 48-Page Graph Paper Memo Books, each one designed by a different artist in collaboration with a Wilco.

Available now and ready for your ideas, setlists and meeting notes.

Deluxe Art Book

For the Wilco collector: We created a beautiful hand-crafted autographed deluxe edition of Ode to Joy that includes and hand-numbered pop-up art book paired with a 180g vinyl. To see more of the process, watch the video below. Available for purchase here.

Behind-The-Scenes

Get an inside look into the recording sessions for Ode to Joy via new video for “Before Us,” filmed by Zoran Orlic.

LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK)

Jeff’s NYT’s best-selling memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), is available now on hardcover and paperback.

For the first time, Jeff takes fans into his songwriting process,  talks about his childhood, speaks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more.

US | UK

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Watch Wilco perform “Everyone Hides” live from the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater.

Streaming live from Brooklyn Steel

Take a break from the TV.

Watch Wilco’s Ode to Joy tour live from Brooklyn Steel on Oct. 13 2019.

The band is on tour now. Tickets are available here.

Photo by Zoran Orlic