Jeff Tweedy and His Son Unite as Tweedy, Announce New Album and Share "I'll Sing It"
Published Jun 04, 2014Earlier this spring, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy had unveiled plans to deliver a new solo album sometime this year. The record is still on the way, but it's now been revealed that the project is actually a collaboration between himself and his son, Spencer.
A press release confirms that the father-son team are going by the family brand in their new project, being billed as Tweedy. The pair's debut LP Sukierae will be delivered by the paternal Tweedy's dBpm Records on September 16.
In a statement, Jeff Tweedy said:
When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing. Solo to me meant that I would do everything — write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer's been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.
While the bulk of the set was played by Tweedy, with Spencer handling drums and Jeff tackling guitars, bass, keyboards and more, Lucius members Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, as well as the Baseball Project's Scott McCaughey, were tapped for a few contributions.
Though details on the tracklisting have yet to appear, Tweedy have unveiled the first sneak preview from the set, "I'll Sing It." Shuffling along with alt-country strums, a tom-tom heavy rumble and the elder Tweedy's familiar smoky vocals, you'll find the song streaming down below.
Jeff Tweedy heads out on tour this month, with upcoming Canadian shows set up at the Ottawa Bluesfest and Toronto's Urban Roots Fest. You'll find the show details down below.
06/05 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple
06/06 Pittsburgh, PA - Three Rivers Arts Festival
06/07 Hunter Mountain, NY - Mountain Jam
06/09 Baltimore, MD - Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
06/10 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
06/11 Louisville, KY - The Brown Theatre on Broadway
06/16 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
06/17 Columbia, MO - Missouri Theatre
06/18 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
06/21 Austin, TX - Texas Union Ballroom
06/22 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
06/24 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
07/04 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
07/06 Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Fest
07/12 Chicago, IL - Taste of Chicago
07/25 Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
07/26 Freeport, ME - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series 07/27 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
09/20 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion