Wilco Announce New Album Schmilco

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Photo by Zoran Orlic
Photo by Zoran Orlic

Wilco will release a new studio album on September 9 called Schmilco, the band announced today. The record, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco’s Chicago studio the Loft, is largely an acoustic affair and purportedly unlike anything in the group’s discography.

“I think this record is ‘joyously negative’,” said Tweedy. “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.”

Wilco unveiled “Locator” from the forthcoming album last week and today shares “If I Ever Was A Child.” Both songs are available as an instant download upon pre-ordering the album via wilcoworld.net. You can also stream “Locator” via YouTube below. 

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 Girl)
Just Say Goodbye

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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