Published Apr 28, 2010On top of (The Album), Wilco also have a festival and even a sandwich shop to their name. All of it just emphasizes the fact that, at this point in their career, the Chicago rockers can do whatever they want. According to a recent interview, they'll do just that with their upcoming new album.
In a recent interview with Australia's FasterLouder [via TwentyFourBit], Wilco guitarist John Stirratt said that the band would likely explore heavier material with their new album. "I thought the last record might have been more abrasive, but I'd imagine our next one is going to be a lot more jarring, I would say," referring to the band's forthcoming eighth full-length.
As for how far along the process is, Stirratt insists that they're still in the preliminary stages. "We are in writing mode and we start that and the demos in our space, which is sounding better and better as a studio," he said. "We are going to record quite a bit over the summer. We'll do it in Chicago and maybe towards the end we might get to another locale, hopefully in some warm weather environment, a la New Zealand, in January."
Call it wishful thinking, but if they end up going all the way to the land of Kiwis, we would love to see "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo" make an appearance on the record. We're just sayin'.