Published Jul 07, 2010Following their excellent seventh studio release Wilco (The Album), Chicago alt-country experts Wilco have been deep in the writing process for their next full-length. While little is known about the new release, we do know that it won't likely be coming out on longtime record label Nonesuch. The band's contract with the Warner subsidiary has expired, and word has it that they may be self-releasing albums from now on.
Speaking with Express Night Out [via Pitchfork], guitar wielder Nels Cline mentioned the new venture. "I think our main task now is to work on new material and a new album. And now that we have our own record label, there's going to be funny things to come out," he said. "I don't know the name of it. Jeff [Tweedy] was basically not wanting to be on a record label for a while - he didn't renew his contract with Nonesuch - so we're striking out on our own, our own label... Basically, Jeff and [Wilco's manager] Tony Margherita are the masterminds, so I'm just cruising with what they want to do."
Pitchfork double-checked with a Wilco representative, who confirmed that the band have indeed finished their contract with Nonesuch, but did not promise that they'll be releasing their own albums in the future. Wilco's first release for Nonesuch was 2002's classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.