[pullquote quote=”It’s a pretty great time for me writing-wise, wading out from the comfort of the old songs.” credit=”Jeff Tweedy”]Chicago rockers, Wilco are set to release their eighth studio album, The Whole Love on September 27 through their newly launched dBpm Records. Coinciding with the album’s release will be the first leg of Wilco’s North American tour, including Live On Letterman, a live webcast concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Wednesday, Sept. 21.
The Whole Love hits stores on Tuesday, Sept. 27, follows the band’s 2009 GRAMMY-nominated Wilco (The Album) and was recorded at the band’s Chicago recording studio The Loft. The Whole Love features 12 new original tunes and is produced by Jeff Tweedy with Patrick Sansone and Tom Schick.
In their 17 years as a band, Wilco has been nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards and won two in 2005, including Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package for A Ghost Is Born. The Whole Love is the third album by Wilco’s present lineup, which solidified in 2004 when avant-garde guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist Patrick Sansone joined bandleader Jeff Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. The Whole Love captures the vibrant energy the band brings to its live performances and features 12 stunning songs that showcase Wilco in a new light, through bold rock, somber acoustic ballads and punchy pop songs.
Fans can watch the Wilco webcast live or on-demand at liveonletterman.com. In addition, the show will be broadcast on WXRT in Wilco’s hometown of Chicago, viewable live on CBS’s JumboTron in Times Square, as well as via a live audio stream on Radio.com‘s mobile apps. The webcasts are also offered through VEVO‘s website.
The Whole Love Tracklisting:
1. Art of Almost
2. I Might
4. Dawned on Me
5. Black Moon
6. Born Alone
7. Open Mind
8. Capitol City
9. Standing O
10. Rising Red Lung
11. Whole Love
12. One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
Don’t forget to come back right here at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT on September 21 to watch Wilco Live on Letterman.