New Music Friday “Star Wars” The Wilco CD

Jeff Tweedy is not talking about “Star Wars” the album that is available on CD today but the next album Wilco may someday release (maybe next week, maybe next year, maybe never).  He seems to be having fun with his band.  He’s been mentioning the word “fun” a lot lately

“… it felt like it would be fun. What’s more fun than a surprise?” ” said Jeff at the time via Instagram.

Jeff clearly loves his new record.  Wilco has been playing “Star Wars” in it’s entirety at practically every show since it was released for free to the public on July 16.


More fun stuff. Wilco’s first single is called Random Name Generator. Here’s Jeff Tweedy’s Star Wars name.

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Now comes the interesting part.  How many people will pony up money for better sounding version of an album they already own?

In case you decide not to purchase the CD. You can read this lovely note from the band and find something else to enjoy.

We consider ourselves lucky to be in the position to give you this music free of charge, but we do so knowing not every band, label or studio can do the same. Much of the “music business” relies on physical sales to keep the lights on and the mics up. Without that support, well, it gets tougher and tougher to make it all work.

With that in mind, Wilco has put together a list of some of their favorite recent releases. We encourage you to explore it (and beyond) and yep, even march down to your neighborhood record shop and BUY. There’s a lot of great music out there, lets all try to support it. After all, it’s the years of support (and purchases) of Wilco’s music that allowed us to do what we did last week.

Cibo MattoHotel Valentine
Empyrean AtlasInner Circle
Eleventh Dream DayWorks for Tomorrow
Full of Hell, MerzbowFull of Hell & Merzbow
Game TheoryReal Nighttime
GirlpoolBefore the World Was Big
Invisible FamiliarsDisturbing Wildlife
LandladyUpright Behavior
Ned DohenyHard Candy
Parquet CourtsContent Nausea
Richard JulianFleur de Lis
Scott Walker + Sunn O)))Soused
Speedy OrtizFoil Deer
Steve GunnWay Out Weather
William TylerDeseret Canyon

Thanks for listening (and sometimes buying),

Wilco "Star Wars"


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