Jeff Tweedy and company have a new album, new book, and North American tour all happening in the next few months
Two weeks before Wilco drop their latest album, Cousin, the band has unveiled the title track from their upcoming studio LP.
“I’m cousin to the world,” Jeff Tweedy said of the track in a statement. “I don’t feel like I’m a blood relation, but maybe I’m a cousin by marriage. It’s this feeling of being in it and out of it at the same time.”
Wilco previously shared “Evicted” from Cousin, due out September 29, less than 18 months after the long-running indie rock outfit released their 2022 double LP Cruel Country.
Cousin finds Wilco collaborating with singer/producer Cate Le Bon, marking the first time the band hasn’t produced their own album since 2007’s Sky Blue Sky. “The amazing thing about Wilco is they can be anything,” Le Bon said in a statement.
“They’re so mercurial, and there’s this thread of authenticity that flows through everything they do, whatever the genre, whatever the feel of the record. There aren’t many bands who are able to, this deep into a successful career, successfully change things up.”
Tweedy added of working with Le Bon in his recent Last Word interview with Rolling Stone, “I love her records, and we’ve gotten to be pals over time. We’re both willing to dig in and tear things apart and put them back together … It sounds like Wilco, but I don’t think it sounds like any Wilco record we’ve made. That’s always the goal after all these years.”
Just days before Cousin’s arrival, Wilco will embark on a North American tour focusing on the western half of the U.S., culminating with their Sky Blue Sky weekend of events in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Tweedy’s latest book, World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music, will also arrive in November.