Published Oct 15, 2018Forget that other Man of the Woods — Wilco are now appealing to musically-inclined lumberjacks everywhere with the arrival of a brand new box set and accompanying felling axe (yes, for real).
In collaboration with outdoor lifestyle brand Best Made Co., the band have unveiled a brand vinyl new box set that includes all 10 of their studio albums, all signed by Jeff Tweedy.
The albums are housed in a crate built from fir ply, complete with a birch handle and finished by hand with marine spar varnish. The crate is embossed with both Best Made and Wilco's logos, and includes both a Wilco pennant and bandana.
As for the axe, the tool's handle was inspired by the cover of Wilco's 2004 LP A Ghost Is Born, which was designed by Best Made founder Peter Buchanan Smith. Only 15 of the axes will ever be produced.
Both the axe and box set are available for pre-order here. Later this week, Best Made Co. will host a performance by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline at their Tribeca, New York store. Proceeds from the event will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Frontman Jeff Tweedy is set to release a new solo album later next month.