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NY Times Blog: Wilco's Chicago Loft Offers Countless Tools for the Recording Process

  • Sunday, May 11, 2008
    NY Times Blog: Wilco's Chicago Loft Offers Countless Tools for the Recording Process

    With Wilco out on tour---they play their second of two sold-out shows at Stubb's BBQ in Austin tonight---singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, who has joined the band on the road in the past, set up shop in the band's Chicago loft to record some of his own tracks. He writes about his experience there, and of the many details that go into the recording process, in the latest entry in the New York Times' "Measure for Measure" blog on the art of songwriting (which also features contributions from Rosanne Cash and Suzanne Vega.)

    Bird describes the Loft as "the locus for Wilco's recording and vintage gear collecting over the last decade" that includes "any guitar, bass, obscure amp or piece of percussion you could imagine (in perfect operating order)." The hard part was putting it all together to get just the sound he, also working as producer, was looking for. You can read how it all played out in measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com.

    For tickets to Wilco's next tour stop, this Wednesday at 10th & New Hampshire in Lawrence, Kansas, click here.


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    Click here to add Wilco's Sky Blue Sky CD directly to your Shopping Cart for $16, along with the album MP3s at no additional cost. For Wilco's complete Nonesuch catalog, click here.

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on May 11, 2008 - 6:45pm
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With Wilco out on tour---they play their second of two sold-out shows at Stubb's BBQ in Austin tonight---singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, who has joined the band on the road in the past, set up shop in the band's Chicago loft to record some of his own tracks. He writes about his experience there, and of the many details that go into the recording process, in the latest entry in the New York Times' "Measure for Measure" blog on the art of songwriting (which also features contributions from Rosanne Cash and Suzanne Vega.)

Bird describes the Loft as "the locus for Wilco's recording and vintage gear collecting over the last decade" that includes "any guitar, bass, obscure amp or piece of percussion you could imagine (in perfect operating order)." The hard part was putting it all together to get just the sound he, also working as producer, was looking for. You can read how it all played out in measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com.

For tickets to Wilco's next tour stop, this Wednesday at 10th & New Hampshire in Lawrence, Kansas, click here.


Wilco_sky_lg

Click here to add Wilco's Sky Blue Sky CD directly to your Shopping Cart for $16, along with the album MP3s at no additional cost. For Wilco's complete Nonesuch catalog, click here.

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