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Schmilco, New Studio Album By Wilco, Out September 9
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Schmilco, New Studio Album By Wilco, Out September 9

The Chicago band Wilco will release their 10th studio album, Schmilco, on Sept. 9, with a special early release for vinyl on Tuesday, September 6.

Schmilco features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy and is the band’s third release on their own dBpm Records. It follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise in July 2015.

Mostly an acoustic collection, Schmilco bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect from Wilco. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after 20-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. It is an intentionally loose affair.

Schmilco finds band leader Tweedy in a state of alienation: how to cope with dissonance between self-identity and the public perception of his band – to maintain an innocence and earnestness even as some have come to see him as more (or less) than human, and Wilco as something other than six musicians?

“I think this record is ‘joyously negative’,” Tweedy said. “It’s sad in a lot of ways but not in any that reach a conclusion of doom or hopelessness… I just had a lot of fun being sour about the things that upset me.”

On Thursday, Wilco shared “Locator” from the forthcoming album and today shares “If I Ever Was A Child.” Both songs are available as an instant download upon pre-ordering the album in the band’s store, on iTunes or Amazon.

Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft, Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.

Wilco is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen.

Schmilco Track Listing

Normal American Kids / If I Ever Was A Child / Cry All Day / Common Sense / Nope / Someone to Lose / Happiness / Quarters / Locator / Shrug and Destroy / We Aren’t The World (Safety

Wilco North American Tour Dates
Aug 13 Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg, MB
Aug 14 Bluestem Amphitheater ^ Moorhead, MN
Aug 16 CrossroadsKC ^ Kansas City, MO
Aug 17 Fox Theatre ^ St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Breese Stevens Field + Madison, WI
Aug 20 Hall's Island + Minneapolis, MN
Aug 21 Jay Pritzker Pavilion * Chicago, IL
Aug 30 Red Butte Garden # Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31 Morrison Center # Boise, ID
Sep 2 The Moore Theatre # Seattle, WA
Sep 3 The Moore Theatre # Seattle, WA
Sep 4 Schnitzer Concert Hall # Portland, OR
Sep 6 The Fillmore # San Francisco, CA
Sep 7 The Fillmore ~ San Francisco, CA
Sep 9 The Fillmore % San Francisco, CA
Sep 10 The Fillmore ! San Francisco, CA
Sep 11 The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA
Sep 13 Theatre at the Ace Hotel // Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14 Theatre at the Ace Hotel ** Los Angeles, CA
Sep 15 Theatre at the Ace Hotel < Los Angeles, CA

Wilco World Tour Dates
23 Jul Fuji Rock Festival Yuzawa, JP
8 Oct Popload Festival Sao Paulo, BR
10 Oct La Trastienda Montevideo, UY
12 Oct Teatro Capoulican Santiago, CL
15 Oct BUE Festival Buenos Aires, AR
27 Oct Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE
28 Oct Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE ^
29 Oct New Fall Festival Dusseldorf, DE
30 Oct New Fall Festival Stuttgart, DE
2 Nov DR Koncerthuset Copenhagen, DK ^
3 Nov Sentrum Scene Oslo, NO ^
4 Nov Annexet Stockholm, SE ^
5 Nov RS Weekender Weissenhäuser, DE ^
7 Nov Tempodrom Berlin, DE ^
9 Nov TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NL ^
10 Nov Le Guess Who Utrecht, NL ^
12 Nov Fabrique Milan, IT ^
14 Nov Museumquartier Vienna, AT ^
15 Nov Volkshaus Zurich, CH ^
16 Nov Casino de Paris Paris, FR ^
18 Nov Albert Hall Manchester, UK
19 Nov 02 Brixton Academy London, UK

^ with special guest William Tyler
+ with special guest Kurt Vile & the Violators
* with special guest Twin Peaks
# with special guest Joan Shelley
~ with special guest Amendola vs. Blades
% with special guest Deep Sea Diver
! with special guest Kacy & Clayton
// with special guest Kevin Morby
** with special guest Jeff Parker
< with special guest Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin

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