Wilco releases album cover art, title and song titles for their 8th full-length, due out September 27th, 2011.
Wilco‘s recovery from The Album (aka The Lazy, Contract Fulfiller We Turned In To Casually Move On With Our Careers) begins with the self-released I Might, a 45 single due out in July, followed by a formal release of their 8th full-length record, The Whole Love on September 27th. Each being released on their own label, dBpm Records: first mentioned by Jeff Tweedy about 10 years ago referencing post-YHF recordings. Some of those recordings are included on Wilco The Book (aka The Wilco Book). They were recorded sans late, great, Jay Bennett, while the Wilco machine awaited a delayed release through the marketing fiasco that became Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (coincidentally caught on film and edited to tell a 1-sided story by Sam Jones that became I Am Trying To Break Your Heart). Marketing & coincidences, Wilco in the 2000s became a very successful, touring and recording operation while Jay Bennett’s contributions to Wilco has been missed for quite some time.
Artwork and song titles are all we have for now; and because I casually judge my books & records by their covers as well as the content, here’s hoping The Whole Love record shapes up sounding more like the 45 art, sketchy and blue. Song titles released include:
Art of Almost
Dawned On Me
Rising Red Lung
One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend
Apples and oranges, Wilco and coffee. Marketing & coincidences.
Enjoy the b-side to the first single from I Might, a cover of Nick Lowe’s, I Love My Label. (You should, Wilco, you should— it’s your label now.)